Marjorie Roethler, 89, of Aurelia died on March 8, 2008 at the Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Funeral services were on March 12 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee with Deacon Leroy Rupp officiating. Burial was in the Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Cherokee. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established.
Marjorie Jane Parrott was born June 1, 1918, the only daughter of Jay M. and Angie Lucille (Dick) Parrott south of Aurelia. She attended school in Aurelia, graduating in 1936. She obtained her normal teaching certificate in Storm Lake and taught country school. Marjorie also took care of her ill mother. She later worked for Swanson Hardware in Cherokee.
Marjorie married Ralph Roethler on Jan. 2, 1947 at Marcus, Iowa. They lived on the Dick farm south of Aurelia for 37 years, retiring into Aurelia in 1983.
She was a 4H leader for 25 years working with the Pitcher Ramblers and Aurelia Lassies, two of her demonstration teams represented Cherokee County at the State Fair. She enjoyed sewing, gardening and helping Ralph on the farm. Marjorie became a resident at Sunset Knoll Nursing and Rehab Center in Aurelia on Nov. 9, 2006.
Preceding Marjorie in death were her parents, husband Ralph on July 3, 1999, and a brother, Robert Parrott.
Survivors include her sister-in-law, Mabel Parrott and her nieces, Linda and her husband Larry Fixsel, Bobbi and her husband Michael Canale, and Carol and her husband John Cook, and other relatives and friends.