Margaretta “Marge” Sorreles Davies

October 15, 1927 ‒ February 11, 2010

Marion, and formerly of Caledonia, Ohio

Margaretta “Marge” Sorreles Davies, age 82, of Marion and formerly of Caledonia, died Thursday afternoon, February 11, 2010, at the Community Healthcare Center after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

On October 15, 1927, Marge was born in Marion, the daughter of the late George W. and Virginia (Custer) Sorreles. She was a 1945 graduate of Green Camp High School.

Marge furthered her education by graduating from the White Cross School of Nursing in 1948 and then received her BSN from The Ohio State University School of Nursing in 1967. She was a Life Member of the OSU Alumni Association.

During her 50+ year nursing career, Marge worked for Dr. Robert T. Gray in Prospect; Marion City (General) Hospital; St. Luke’s Hospital in Cleveland; University of Southern California Hospital; and Community Medcenter Hospital. In 1991, she retired as the Director of Nursing from the Marion County Health Department, where she had been employed for 15 years.

Marge was a faithful member of the Emanuel Lutheran Church in Marion. She also enjoyed volunteering her time for Mobile Meals in Marion.

The greatest joy in life for Marge was taking care of people. She took great pride in taking care of her patients as a nurse, but more importantly, she truly loved taking care of her family.

Marge will be dearly missed by her husband of 44 years, Bobb L. Davies, of Marion; her son, Brett L. (Carol) Davies of Leitchfield, KY; her daughter, Melinda (Robert) Gilpin of Marion; four grandchildren: Connor and Colleen Gilpin of Marion, Miriah Myers and Sierra Davies of Leitchfield, KY; sister, Arline McNeil of Green Camp, several nephews, great-nieces, and their extended families.

In addition to her parents, Marge was preceded in death by her brothers: George W. and Warren G.; and her sister, Helen.

Marge’s family will greet friends from 2 – 4 p.m. on Sunday, February 14, 2010, at the Denzer-Farison-Hottinger & Snyder Funeral Home, 360 E. Center St., Marion. Services celebrating her life will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday at the Emanuel Lutheran Church, 241 South Prospect Street, Marion, with Pastor Mark Schuring officiating. Burial will follow in Caledonia Cemetery.

Memorial contributions, if desired, may be made to the Marion Community Foundation Scholarship Fund, 504 S. State Street, Marion, Ohio 43302. These contributions will be used to help the training of future nurses.

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