Marjorie Evelyn Nesbitt

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 8 April 2020 at 8:49 pm

Marjorie Evelyn Nesbitt, 89, passed away peacefully at home on April 5, 2020. She was born in Somerset, N.Y. to John and Iva Bowen on Feb. 18, 1931.

She was one of eight children: Jack, Iva, Rose and Ruth Edna, who predeceased her; and Marcia Hartway, Lois Nanni and Norma Waldron, who survive her. She graduated from Oakfield High School in 1948.

On Nov. 12, 1949, she married David “Lindy” Nesbitt. For 53 years, they shared a wonderful life together, raising nine children: Cindy (Tom), Dave (Marilyn), John (Joanne), Steve (Paula), Andy, Martha (Phil), Julie (Jeff), Mark (Becky), and Scott.

Marjorie lived her whole life on farms, working alongside her dad and husband. She was proud to call herself a farmer.

Marjorie had many interests in her life, among them reading, sewing, quilting, gardening, drawing and writing. She loved all things in nature, birds and flowers especially. She wrote poetry and committed many poems to memory, several of which she could still recite in her later years. Marjorie even wrote a book titled ​”The Reunion”​ when she was in her 70s.

One of her greatest pleasures was watching her children, and then her 31 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren, having fun together. They have wonderful memories of times spent on her front porch, picnics and games in the yard, and playing board games and having toast and cocoa around her table.

Marjorie used her gift of hospitality to the fullest, serving countless meals and opening her home to her large extended family and guests from all over. She was loved and respected by her numerous nieces and nephews, and many people outside the family called her “Mom” or “Aunt Marge.” She always had time to listen or to help someone in need.

Most obvious in her life was her love for God, which she shared freely with all who knew her. In her daily life, she was always pointing her children and then her grandchildren to God. She served in her church in many capacities, including Sunday school, junior church and VBS.

On the wall in her home there was a framed print of the C.T. Studd poem she often quoted, ​“Only one life will soon be past, Only what’s done for Christ will last.”

There will be a gathering to celebrate her life at a later date. Donations in her memory may be sent to Operation Christmas Child through Samaritan’s Purse.

Marjorie’s arrangements have been entrusted to Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., Albion. To share a special memory of Marge, please visit