Marjorie LaVerne Dusenberry, 83, of Hannibal, Mo., passed away at 4:22 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, at her home.

Marjorie LaVerne Dusenberry, 83, of Hannibal, Mo., passed away at 4:22 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, at her home.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, at the Smith Funeral Home and Chapel in Hannibal. Rev. Steve Barker will officiate. Private family burial will be at the Grand View Burial Park.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday at the Smith Funeral Home and Chapel.

Marjorie was born on Jan. 14, 1934, in Barry, Ill., the daughter of Ralph and Susie (McIntire) Sydney.

She was united in marriage to Kenneth E. Dusenberry, who hitched-hiked from Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., before he was shipped to Okinawa, on Feb. 24, 1951, in Hunnewell, Mo. He survives her.

Other survivors include two sons, Derek B. Dusenberry and wife, Tammy, of Naperville, Ill., and Erek L. Dusenberry and wife, Teal, of St. Charles, Mo.; two daughters, Brenda Sue Willing and husband, Donnie, of Gallatin, Mo., and Debra K. Wasowicz and husband, Henry, of Hannibal, Mo.; two brothers, Roger Sydney and wife, Kathy, of Spring Hill, Fla., and Ronnie Sydney and wife, Janet, of Pittsfield, Ill.; eight grandchildren, Suzanne DeShaies (J.D.), Jennifer Jeffers (Tim), Tad Wasowicz, Drew Dusenberry, Cody Dusenberry (Alex), Caroline Dusenberry, Rachel Dusenberry and Jonathan Dusenberry; two great-grandchildren, Logan and Hayden Jeffers; and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Dusenberry was preceded in death by two brothers and four sisters.

Shortly upon her marriage, Marjorie graduated high school from Hunnewell in 1951. She worked for 19 years at the Sears store in Hannibal, with the last two years as the franchise owner. Along with working at Sears, Marjorie was a dedicated homemaker while her husband was gone working on the railroad. Marjorie was a wonderful mother, but if she said it or to do it, she meant it.

In her younger years, Marjorie and her husband enjoyed trips to Las Vegas, where she enjoyed playing a slot machine or two. Later in life she enjoyed a simple car ride across the countryside with her husband, listening to country music. She was known by her large, extended family for always remembering to send a birthday card wish. Marjorie was an avid Cardinals fan.

Mrs. Dusenberry was a member of the First Christian Church of Hannibal. She was very dedicated in helping serve for bereavement dinners and also their annual soup day.

Honorary pallbearers will be Tad Wasowicz, Drew Dusenberry, Cody Dusenberry and Jonathan Dusenberry.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church of Hannibal, NEMO Humane Society or Community Loving Care Hospice, in care of the Smith Funeral Home and Chapel.

Online condolences may be made to the family and video tribute viewed on Marjorie’s memorial page at www.smithfuneralhomeandchapel.com.