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Marjorie Frances Loggins Hornaday Oexmann died peacefully at Wellington Parc in Owensboro, KY on October 12, 2022 at the age of 97.
She was born on June 3, 1925 in Charlotte, TN to Dr. Lemuel Farmer Loggins and Frances Pearl Dickson Loggins, the last of four children. She was predeceased by her parents and three sisters, Maurine, Lucille and Helen. In 1938, after her father died and fire destroyed her home, Marjorie moved with her mother and sisters to Garland Avenue in Nashville. She attended West End High School and Vanderbilt University, graduating in 1947 with a degree in Psychology.
At Vanderbilt she met her husband Dr. Charles Edwin Hornaday. They were married at West End Methodist Church in 1947. In the first years of marriage they were moved by the US Army for his medical training to Georgia, Indiana, Tennessee, and Arizona with a two year separation while he was an army physician with a MASH unit in Korea. Marjorie took graduate courses at the University of Georgia and taught elementary school, later completing her education with an MA in Counseling from Western Kentucky University.
The couple settled in Owensboro, Kentucky to raise their family and this became Marjorie’s home for nearly 70 years. While raising her children, Marjorie was active in many community organizations, often holding leadership positions. She was a long-time member of Settle Memorial United Methodist Church and the Win Some Sunday School class, taught by Mrs. Phillips, which provided spiritual strength and meaningful friendships. She was a member of the local chapter and Past State President of the Kentucky Medical Auxiliary. She belonged to the Married Ladies Reading Club, the Daughters of the American Revolution, PEO Sisterhood Chapter X of Tennessee, and was an inaugural member of Owensboro’s Friendship Force, traveling internationally with them multiple times and hosting visitors at home.
After the death of her husband in 1973, Marjorie acquired a realtor’s license and briefly sold real estate while also active as a substitute teacher. With her background in counseling she worked with the Owensboro Opportunity Center and was honored for her contributions by the International Kiwanis Club in Toronto.
Marjorie appreciated the written word, and journaled colorful descriptions of events and travels to her children and grandchildren. She also assisted the educator, John W. Byrn, in his writing projects.
In 1993 she married Richard Oexmann and spent her golden years traveling with him until his death in 2015. Together they made trips to England and Italy, and stayed on the move visiting children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, enjoying summers at the Monteagle Sunday School Assembly in TN , and winters in Naples, FL.
Marjorie treasured her family connections above all and seemed happiest when gathering and reminiscing with extended family, or entertaining new and old friends, especially on the porch at Summertime Cottage in Monteagle.
Marjorie is survived by her children Joy Loggins Hornaday Timbrook (Billy) of Sorgho, Charles Edwin Hornaday, Jr. MD (Cullen) of Louisville and Scott Dickson Hornaday (Kathy) of Bowling Green; her grandchildren to whom she was affectionately known as ‘G-ma’, John Lee Beam, Justin L Beam, Marjorie W Hornaday, William D Hornaday, and Katherine M Hornaday; great grandchildren Tyler Beam, Trinity Beam and Charlie Mouzakitis as well as five beloved nieces, 5 stepchildren and all their children.
The family is grateful for the caring attention in recent years of staff at Fern Terra, especially Janice, and at Wellington Parc.
The services will be private. Interment will take place at Owensboro Memorial Gardens. Care by Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory.
Memorial gifts may be made to Monteagle Sunday School Assembly Endowment Fund, 1 Assembly Ave, Monteagle, TN 37356 or Settle Memorial UMC, 201 E 4th St, Owensboro, KY 42303 or the charity of your choice.
Condolences and memories may be shared at www.glenncares.com.
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