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Obituary of Marjorie Helen Oxford

Marjorie Helen Oxford, 91, of Rockford, departed this earthly life on Sunday, February 2, 2020. She was born on January 1, 1929 to John and Orpha Hoover in Rosiclare, Illinois. Marjorie married Hershel Oxford on January 1, 1948 in Morganfield, Kentucky. Two daughters were born to this union, Sheila and Cindi. Marjorie was a floral designer while working in Decatur and owned Wilson’s Greenhouses in Morrison, Illinois for several years. In 1994, they retired in the Villages in Lady Lake, Florida for 9 years before making Rockford their home.
Marjorie is survived by her daughters, Sheila (Leon) Wellwood and Cindi Brehm; grandchildren, Brett (Laura) Wellwood, Bryan Wellwood, Kelly (Jeff) Wagoner and Jennifer (Joe) Skelley; great-grandchildren, Abby, Kelsy, Brooke, Brandt, Jayci, Madison and Tyler. Predeceased by her parents; husband, Hershel; son-in-law, Bill Brehm; seven brothers and four sisters.
Marjorie had a big and tender heart. She always wanted to show her affection. She did stop and smell the roses while she was living.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 7, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. in Honquest Family Funeral Homes with Crematory, Mulford Chapel, 4311 N. Mulford Rd., Loves Park, Illinois with visitation from 10:00 a.m. until time of service.


  1. MONTE BAKER on February 3, 2020 at 5:38 pm

    I am saddened to hear of her passing. Just Saturday I passed their home in Cave-In- Rock on my way to Kentucky. I wondered then about her and Hershel. I was not aware of his passing as well. they were great friends. My Condolences and prayers are with each and all. God watch over the family during this trying time.

    • Leon Wellwood on February 5, 2020 at 9:41 am

      Thank you for your condolences the family really appreciate your comments. Margie was one of a kind and sorely missed by all who knew her.
      Leon Wellwood her son in law.

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