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Marjorie Ann Amelia Gerichten

BORN: September 8, 1932
DIED: January 22, 2018
LOCATION: Charleston, West Virginia

Marjorie Ann Amelia Gerichten

Marjorie Ann Amelia Gerichten, 85, of Charleston, passed away on Monday, January 22, 2018 at home.

She was born September 8, 1932 in Kentucky to the late Clarence and Marie Dunseth. Marjorie married her husband Bill and they moved to West Virginia to begin their family. Once Marjorie had her family settled in she turned her efforts to serving her community. After working many years as Director for the March of Dimes, she ended her career as Director for the Hansford Senior Center where she had made a huge impact on the senior community. 

Marjorie learned to play the piano at 40 years of age and gave lessons to children. She was a girl scout leader as well as a boy scout leader when her children were young. Marjorie and Bill’s home was always a place where the neighborhood children loved to visit and hang out. She attended all sports activities with her children and was very active with the children in the community. She loved working in her yard, growing flowers and playing with her animals. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 58 years, William Phillip Gerichten; her brother, Bob Dunseth.

Marjorie is survived by her sons, William Phillip (Belinda) Gerichten; Kevin Allen (Cathy) Gerichten, and Robert Clarence (Robin) Gerichten; daughter, Catherine Marie Gerichten; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.

A service to Honor the Life of Marjorie will be held at 1:00 pm, Friday, January 26, 2018 at Snodgrass Funeral Home, South Charleston. Burial will be held in Sunset Memorial Park, South Charleston. Family and Friends may visit one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers please consider donations to Alzheimer’s Association West Virginia Chapter, 1601 2nd Ave., Charleston, WV 25387.

Memories of Marjorie may be shared by visiting snodgrassfuneral.comand selection the obituary. Snodgrass Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

4 replies
  1. Bill Stratton says:

    Bill, Kevin, Robby, and Kitten my sympathies. I remember your mother she was a sweet lady. Remember playing as kids on Prospect and Tremont St. Sledding down the “dip” in the winter or playing basketball and football. We grew up in a great neighborhood. Your old friend. God Bless.

    Bill Stratton

  2. Kelly Blankinship Dulin says:

    Kitten, sorry for your loss. I have very fond memories of piano lessons your mom gave me. Go Bless.

  3. Tom Titus says:

    My condolences to your whole family. It is always nice to know about “my boys” from many years ago on the baseball field & basketball courts.
    Feel God’s love & blessings. I see another young man commented. Blessings to all of you.

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Funeral Service

  • Friday, January 26
    1:00 PM
  • Snodgrass Funeral Home
  • 4122 MacCorkle Avenue SW
    South Charleston, WV 25309-1512
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