Marjorie Dalrymple, 89

Posted on April 22, 2013

Marjorie M. Dalrymple, 89, of Bloomington, passed away Sunday evening April 7, 2013 at IU Health Hospice House of Bloomington.
She was born Dec. 3, 1923 in Liberty Center to Luster and Gertie (Reece) Arnold.
Marjorie received her undergraduate degree from Taylor University and her masters degree in education form Purdue University Fort Wayne. She spent her entire professional career in education as an English teacher, firstly for  Fort Wayne Northside High School and then Angola Middle School, where she retired from in 1984.
She was a member of Psi Iota Xi sorority, the Christian Women’s Association and the Steuben County Teachers Association. She loved teaching and will be remembered and respected by her many students as a caring professional, and was always there for family and friends to help in any way needed. Her quick wit, dry humor and smiling face will be sadly missed.
Marjorie leaves behind her son, James A. Spoolstra and his wife Diana of Bloomington; a daughter Judith Ann Quance of Bloomington; six grandchildren, Jason Spoolstra, Vanessa Wilkins, Jarrod Spoolstra, Amanda Hayes, Evan Spoolstra, and Eric Spoolstra; six great-grandchildren; two brothers, Harold Arnold and his wife Marjorie, and Max Arnold and his wife Shirley; and sisters-in-law Roberta and Ruth Arnold.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers Robert and Dale Arnold; and husbands Robert Spoolstra, Robert Kolb, and Elijah Dalrymple.
Graveside services for Marjorie will be conducted May 11, 2013 at 2 p.m. at the Greenlawn Cemetery, 6600 Covington Road, Fort Wayne.
Marjorie’s family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to the wonderfully caring and professional staff of Autumn Hills for the help they gave their mother in her final year.
Memorial contributions may be made in Marjorie’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Allen Funeral Home, 4155 South Old Highway 37, Bloomington, is handling the arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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