Marjorie A. Pence

Marjorie A. Pence, 97, of Columbia City, IN, and formerly of Huntington, IN, died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, at 6:15 p.m. at Heritage Point of Fort Wayne, where she had been a resident for the past year.

Mrs. Pence and her husband made their home in Huntington County. Her formative years were spent in Huntington County, where she graduated from Huntington Township High School. She then continued her education at Huntington College, receiving an associate’s degree in business In 1954, they moved to Columbia City.

She began her work career with Dr. Bangs medical office in Huntington for two years. She then moved to Majestic Company for five years working in the office. She spent 12 years at Mary Raber Elementary School, Columbia City, as the school secretary. In addition, she was a full-time homemaker, raising the couple’s two sons.

She was a current member of the Columbia City United Methodist Church and a former member of St Peter’s First United Church of Christ, Huntington, where she belonged to their Morning Glory Circle. She was a provenience officer of Tri Kappa and held other state club offices. She was a member of the Parliamentary Law and Literary Club, Town & Country Extension Club and Friends of the Peabody Library.

She was born Aug. 19, 1921, in Huntington County to Joseph and Goldie Baker Williams. She married Dale M. Pence on January 20, 1944, and he survives.

Additional survivors are two sons, Dr. Dennis (Rebecca) Pence, of Kalamazoo, MI, and Dr. Neil (Ann) Pence, of Columbus; a sister, Virginia Clark, of Churubusco; three grandchildren, Adam (Maddie) Pence, of Croton-on-Hudson, NY, and Brian Pence and Abigail Pence, both of Indianapolis; and a great-grandchild.

Calling is Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Smith and Sons Funeral Home, 207 N. Main St., Columbia City. A funeral service will be Friday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home, with one hour of calling preceding the service. Burial will be in the St. Peter’s First Church Cemetery, Huntington.

Memorials are to the American Diabetes Association or Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home, Fort Wayne.