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Marjorie Tolan

Marjorie L. Tolan (01/04/1931 - 08/06/2023)

Marjorie L Tolan, a beloved mother, wife, and friend, went to her heavenly home on August 6, 2023, at the age of 92. Born on January 4, 1931, to Maude (Campbell) Blann and Clarence Blann, Marjorie was a pillar of strength and a beacon of light to those who had the honor of knowing her.

Marjorie was a proud graduate of Oaktown High School, class of 1949. Shortly after graduation, she married the love of her life, Enos Anthony "Shorty" Tolan, on October 2, 1949. The couple resided in Mobile, AL, from 1949-1951, while Shorty served at the Brookly Airforce Base. Upon receiving an early release, they returned home to farm, a venture Marjorie supported wholeheartedly for over 40 years through her diligent bookkeeping and hands-on involvement.

Marjorie was preceded in death by her parents, Maude and Clarence Blann, her husband, Shorty, her daughter, Tamara Lynn Tolan, her brother, Gerald Lester Blann and her niece, Linda (Donald) Forster. She was also predeceased by her companions, George Kimmell and John Cardinal. Her legacy is carried on by her surviving nieces and nephews, Dianne (Nick) Day, Jeanie (Dave) Hedden, David (Candy) Blann, and Lu Gardner. Marjorie’s great nieces and nephews, Brandon Blann, Barbie Prine, Ashley (Matt) Becher, Sarah (Rick) Potter, Abby Boover, JJ (Valerie) Beard and great-great nieces and nephews, Brittney Blann, Maddie & Carter Becher, Mason & Olivia Potter, Adallan Hedden, Taylor, Grant & Will Beard all held a special place in her heart.

Marjorie was a vibrant woman with a zest for life and a passion for learning. An avid reader, she enjoyed the company of her Book Club friends and was an active member of the M.A.F.I.A. (Mothers and Fathers In Action). She also found joy in the simpler things in life, such as baking delicious rolls, candies, and cakes, and playing a good game of tennis. As a devout member of the Oaktown Christian Church and the Garden Club, Marjorie's faith and love for nature were evident in all aspects of her life.

Not one to shy away from adventure, Marjorie spent 23 winters in Naples, Florida, and had the opportunity to travel to Alaska, Australia, Europe, and Germany.

Marjorie will be remembered for her compassionate spirit, her unwavering dedication to her family, and her love for animals, especially her cat Midnight, who survives her. Her life was a testament to the power of love, resilience, and faith. As we mourn her departure, we also celebrate the remarkable life she lived and the countless ways she touched our lives.

Visitation will be at Oaktown First Christian Church Friday, August 11, 2023 from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm with a service immediately following also at the church with Pastor Richard Stewart officiating. Majorie will be laid to rest in the Oaktown Cemetery.

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