On April 26, 1916, Marjorie May (Templeton) Rednour was born in Warren County, Tennessee. On April 29, 2020, she passed away at Breckinridge Memorial Hospital.
It's not often someone lives to be more than a century old and Marjorie lived to be independent and fully engaged most of the 104 years she was on this earth. To put this in perspective, here are some events she was witness to during her life:
WWI, Women were granted the right to vote, The invention of the television, The stock market crash of 1929 and The Great Depression, Prohibition beginning and ending, The bombing of Pearl Harbor and the U.S. entering WWII, The atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima, Hawaii and Alaska became states, John Glenn orbited the earth and the U. S. put a man on the moon, Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his "I have a dream" speech, The Vietnam War, Sandra Day O'Connor was the first female Supreme Court Judge, The Berlin Wall fell followed by the dissolve of the USSR, The invention of the internet, 911, Not to mention, she lived through 17 presidents.
She was a time capsule, in a sense, for everyone she met. Through all of her amazing and interesting stories, she gave us a sense of who we are and where we came from. She shaped who we are.
Because Marjorie had seen, witnessed and experienced so much change, this gives some perspective on why she was the person we all knew and loved. She was a tough woman, which is evident by the long life she lived. She was patient, which is evident with how much time and detail she gave to quilting. She was caring, which is evident by the way she was always very happy to see her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She influenced all of us, will always be remembered and will be greatly missed every day.
In addition to her parents, Thomas Levander and Lula Lena Swindell Templeton, she was preceded in death by her husband Alfred Rednour.
She is surivved by her son Tony Rednour of Hardinsburg, Kentucky, two grandchildren Christy Patton (Mark) of Winter Park, Florida and Jeremy Rednour (Erin) of Hardinsburg, Kentucky. She has four great grandchildren Chelsea, Lincoln, Gretchen and Oakley.
Private graveside services were held at New Bethel Cemetery under the direction of Trent-Dowell Funeral Home.
1 Thessalonians 4:13 - Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope.
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