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The Daily Register - Harrisburg, IL
  • OBITUARY: Marjorie M. Dotson

  • Marjorie M. Dotson, 83 of Harrisburg, died at 3:02 a.m. Friday, June 13, 2014, at Harrisburg Medical Center.
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  • Marjorie M. Dotson, 83 of Harrisburg, died at 3:02 a.m. Friday, June 13, 2014, at Harrisburg Medical Center.
    Marjorie was born on April 16, 1931, to the late Robert I. and Hazel Hall Mugge.
    Marjorie worked at Hart’s Department Store of Harrisburg; Field Office Manager for Green Construction Co. (Vincennes, Ind.); and was currently a columnist for the Harrisburg Daily Register. She was a lifelong member of the Saline County Homemakers Association-Garden Heights Unit, recognized by Lieutenant Governor Bob Kustra for her outstanding achievements in volunteerism, which included 4-H Clubs, arthritis telethons, local blood drives, Special Olympics, Anna Bixby Center, Past to Present Festival and Choisser Community Kitchen. She served on the board of directors for the Saline County Fair Association. She was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church Harrisburg.
    She married John B. Dotson. He preceded her in death in 2002.
    Surviving are a daughter, Patricia Zarse (Everett) of Greenfield, Ind.; a son, Sonny Dotson (Sherry) of Harrisburg; two brothers, Robert H. Mugge and Mac Mugge of Harrisburg; four grandchildren, Joshua Zarse, Thaddeus Zarse, Nathan Zarse (Emily), Emily Dotson; one great-granddaughter, Wynne Amelia Zarse; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
    Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at the Harrisburg First Baptist Church with Pastor Chris Winkleman officiating. Burial will be in the Sunset Lawn Cemetery at Harrisburg. Visitation will be held 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg.
    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The First Baptist Church of Harrisburg, Harrisburg Medical Center Foundation or the Saline Care Center of Harrisburg. Condolences may be sent to the family through the obituary page at www.reedfuneralchapel.com.

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