She was born July 31, 1942, in Kewanee, IL to William and Hannah (Olson) Avery.
She was raised by her mother and step-father, Emerick Young. She married William Iepson on November 30, 1963 in Farmington. He preceded her in death on November 5, 2002.
Surviving are two daughters, Tracy (Rodney) Quick of Kansas City, MO; and Tonya (Greg Banner) Iepson of O’Fallon; her daughter-in-law, Trish Iepson of Warrenton, PA; five grandchildren, Cheyanne, Sierra, and Angelo Quick, and Jeremy and Aaron Banner; one great-grandson, Beto Reed; one brother, Leonard (Elizabeth) Young of Farmington; two sisters, Cheryl (Mike) Clardy of Farmington and Darlene (Richard) Garner of Streamwood; two nephews, Chris (Charles Killen) Clardy and Erik Young; one niece (Michelle (Jay) Dobbs, one great niece, Addison Dobbs; her two dogs, Yogi and Boo-Boo; and her special friends, Tamara and Harry Fulton, Michael and Natalee Fulton, Nicholas Fulton, Jean Peterson, Marrianne Taylor, Phyllis Ault, and Leigh Ann and Larry Stephens.
Also preceding her in death were her parents, step-father, and her son, William Iepson Jr.
Marj had worked at the Farmington Shopper from 1969 to 2013.
She was a member of the Farmington United Methodist Church.
She was a US Army veteran, serving from 1960 to 1963.
Services will be at 1:00 PM on Friday, January 24, 2014 at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington with Rev. Jessica Baldyga officiating. Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 23rd from 6 to 8 pm at the funeral home.
Burial, with Military Honors, will be in Swan Lake Memory Gardens, Peoria.
Memorials may be made to Farmington Rescue #1100 c/o Bank of Farmington.
To view Marjorie’s memorial DVD or submit online condolences, you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com
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