Elizabeth "BJ" Marion

February 20, 1930 — January 14, 2018

Elizabeth "BJ" Marion

Elizabeth Marion
Groveland - Elizabeth J. "B.J." Marion, 87, of Groveland, passed away Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, at her home.
B.J. was born Feb. 20, 1930, in South Bend, Ind., to Oliver and Rose (Davis) Naffziger. She married Lloyd E. Marion on Dec. 27, 1986, in East Peoria.
Surviving are her husband Lloyd of Groveland; three daughters, Susan (Michael) Runyon-Davis of Clarksville, Tenn., Carol Jean Runyon of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Patricia (Joel) Postma of Phoenix, Ariz.; one son, Daniel (Kim) Runyon of Tampa, Fla.; 10 grandchildren; two great grandchildren; one sister, Louise Reeser of Austin, Texas; and 12 nieces and nephews.
B.J. was preceded in death by one brother and one sister.
She was formerly head of church meals at First United Methodist Church in Peoria and worked for Catholic Social Services. B.J. was previously the Admissions Director for Pekin Manor.
B.J. was a member of First United Methodist Church in Peoria, and a former choir member for 30 years. She was also a member of the Methodist Hospital Women Service League and the Morton Garden Club.
Family wishes to thank the Unity Point Methodist Hospice for their care of BJ during her illness.
A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, at First United Methodist Church in Peoria, with Rev. Tim Ozment officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, at Knapp-Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Morton. Further visitation will be from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Friday at the church. Burial will be in Roberts Cemetery in Morton.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to First United Methodist Church in Peoria.

Visitation

JAN 18. 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (CST)

Knapp - Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Center
140 S. Detroit Ave.
Morton, IL, 61550

Visitation

JAN 19. 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM (CST)

First United Methodist Church
116 NE Perry Ave.
Peoria, IL

Service

JAN 19. 10:00 AM (CST)

First United Methodist Church
116 NE Perry Ave.
Peoria, IL
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