Completed arrangements are being announced for Doris Marjorie “Marge” (Ash) Kean, 73, of Union City, who died 7:30 a.m. Jan. 3, 2008, at her home.
Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Calvary Baptist Church in Union City. Burial will follow in the Mount Pelia Cemetery.
The Rev. Melvin Poe will officiate and friends may call at White-Ranson Funeral Home 5-8 p.m. Saturday.
The family requests that memorials be made to the building fund at Calvary Baptist Church.
She was born Jan. 21, 1934, on a farm in Sumner, Ill., daughter of the late William Vernie and Bessie Dee (Eaton) Heath Ash. She had lived in Chicago and Vincennes, Ind., before moving to Dresden and had then lived at Rives, where she attended Mount Pelia Baptist Church. From 1976-1994, she was a member of Union City Baptist Temple, where she was a Sunday school teacher, an AWANA’s leader, the puppet ministry coordinator and an active volunteer in the Junior Church ministry. At the time of her death, she was a faithful member of Calvary Baptist Church.
She was an avid bowler for more than 17 years and was a Stanley Home™ product dealer.
Mrs. Kean was the widow of Charles Robert Kean.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Robert L. and Betty L. Kean of Union City; her daughter and son-in-law, Bessie R. and John V. Nicks of Union City; four grandsons and their wives, Robert Wayne and Shina Kean of Grand Junction, Colo., Shawn Gregory Kean of Virginia Beach, Va., Christopher Brian and Sheila Nicks of Murfreesboro and Jonathan Randall Nicks of Union City; her granddaughter, Marjorie Puanani “Ann” Nicks of Union City; two great-grandsons, Kody R. Kean of Grand Junction and Riley C. Kean of Jacksonville, Fla.; two great-granddaughters, Jenifer L. Nicks and Michelle Nicks, both of Murfreesboro; two brothers, Samuel Bernard Ash of Sumner and Charles Eaton Ash of Albion, Ill., her sister, Virginia Faye (Ash) Evans of Bridgeport, Ill.; and several nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Lloyd Ash, Durward Ash and Dale Ash; and four sisters, Margaret Ash, Annabelle Qualkinbush, Wilna Lockhart Cashmore and June Puckett.
Condolences may be sent to the family at the funeral home Web site: www.white-ranson.com.