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Marjorie Ruth Elmore

September 23, 1928 — February 16, 2024


Marjorie Ruth Elmore

Marjorie R. Elmore, 95, passed away on February 16, 2024.  Born on September 23, 1928 in London, IN to Donald and Hazel (Noe) House she was also known as Marge and affectionately called “Granny” by so many.   She married Morris “Bud” Elmore in 1964 and he preceded her in death in 1984.  

A lifetime Shelby County resident, Marge was a 1946 graduate of Moral High School where she was a “yell leader.”  She later became a true fan of her beloved Triton Central Tigers.  All three of her daughters and all five of her grandchildren are graduates of Triton where she was always present and cheering on her family at their sporting events and school activities.  In her later years, she would even be spotted at her great-grandchildren’s games proudly supporting them, regardless of what school they attended but would still wear something kelly green.

Marge worked for over 50 years at Robinson’s Grocery in Fairland, which later became Mr. T’s.   She walked to and from work every single day and retired when she was in her 80s.  

Marge was a founding member of the Northwood Christian Church in Fairland and continued to be an active member until her passing.  She was a very religious person and would always offer a prayer when needed.  

Family was always the center of Granny’s heart with cooking and baking following behind in a close second.   She loved her family dearly and was always so humble yet proud each May on her special “Granny Day” where the entire family gathered around a meal and shared why their Granny was so special.   Her kitchen was her comfort place and countless people were the recipients of her delicious food which was always made with love as the main ingredient.  For years, she baked pies for the Fairland Fish Fry and even made sure the volunteer firemen had their own to take home.  Marge’s front porch was “the place to be” for the annual Fish Fry parade.  She enjoyed gardening, canning/freezing vegetables, and her home was always elaborately decorated for holidays.

Marge was the proud mother of Gloria Elmore Judah of Shelbyville, and Jenice (Robert) Elmore Brown and Marcia O’Brien Linton, both of Fairland.  

Granny will be greatly missed by her five grandchildren Amy (Justin) Judah Shaw, Robb Judah, Laurie (Martin) Abel Roesli, Nesha (Brandon) Abel Anderson, and Jenni (Matt) Linton Haehl.   She touched the lives of her eleven great-grandchildren: Kristen (Brandon) Rager Weidner, Grant Rager, Dottie (Trey) Rager Brown, Jorja Rager, Madalyn Judah, Gabriel Roesli, Benjamin Roesli, Blake Anderson, Steven Anderson, Brock Pitman, and Sydney Haehl.

She was also a loving Granny to all of her grand and great-grand fur babies.

Many nieces and nephews will also miss their Aunt Marge.

Marge was the last living sibling of the eight House children of London, IN. Preceding her in death are Mary House Clegg, Shelby “Buck” House, Charles “Pete” House, Robert “Snook” House, Harriette House Click, William “Bill” House, and Dorothy “Aunt Dort” House Shaw.

Also preceding her in death are her parents, her husband, and sons-in-law Dr. Robert Judah and Doug Linton.

Visitation will be from 11 am to 2 pm, Sunday, February 25, 2024, at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

Funeral services will follow at 2pm, Sunday, at the funeral home, with Pastor Joel DeLashmit officiating.

Interment will be at London Cemetery in Shelby County.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Fairland Fire Department, 400 W. Carey St., PO Box 225, Fairland, Indiana 46126 or Northwood Christian Church, 4851 WCR 500 N, Fairland, Indiana 46126.

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