Notes for: Marcy Gordon Bodine

From Ronny Bodine:

1st marriage--1934--LAURA LEE STREHLOW.
In 1930, Laura L. Strehlow, 23, lived with her mother in Peoria, Illinois. Laura Bodine was buried in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, Macomb, Illinois where burial records indicate she died 23 Sept 1959.

2nd marriage--1960--LULU AMES.
Obituary, Journal Star (Peoria, Ill.) of 18 March 1998.
MACOMB -- Lulu Ames Bodine, 84, of Wesley Village Health Care Center died there at 4:22 a.m. Tuesday, March 17, 1998. Born June 6, 1913, in Lyon County, Kan., to Jay C. and Eva Gunkle Ames, she married Marcy G. Bodine on Nov. 24, 1960, in Macomb. He died Nov. 12, 1978. She also was preceded in death by one sister. Surviving are two stepchildren; several stepgrandchildren; three brothers, Miles Ames of Galesburg, John Ames of Wellington, Kan., and Arthur Ames of Yakima, Wash.; one sister, Ann Graham of Osawatomie, Kan.; and several nieces and nephews. A graduate of Emporia State University in Emporia, Kan., she taught in the Emporia grade school system for two years. She then taught art and English in the high school in Hutchinson, Kan., for 12 years. She studied art at the Art Institute of Chicago for two years and was active in many civic organizations in Macomb. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home, where visitation will be one hour before services. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens. Memorials may be made to the McDonough District Hospital Hospice Program.

Obituary, Journal Star (Peoria, IL) of 13 Nov 1978.
MACOMB---Dr. Marcy G. Bodine, 73, of 640 Memorial Drive died yesterday at McDonough District Hospital. He formerly was a teacher at Western Illinois University, where he was head of the social sciences department. He also was former chairman of the Committee of the Government of Illinois Council of Social Sciences, consultant to the Legislative Committee for the Illinois Constitutional Convention in 1970, co-author, with Victor Hicken, of Fact Book Western Illinois, and recently appointed by Gov. James Thompson to the Illinois Pension Laws Commission. Upon his retirement from WIU, he was cited for 35 years of distinguished service by the political science department. He formerly was on the board of deacons, on the board of trustees, a ruling elder and an elder of First United Presbyterian Church of Macomb. He was the commissioner from the Great Rivers Presbytery to the Lincoln Trails Synod at Decatur. He was born in Peoria Sept. 24, 1905, to Elmer Walter and Mary Belle Sawyer Bodine. He married Laura Strehtow in 1934. He married Lu Ames in 1960. Survivors: his wife; one son, Alan, Berkeley, Calif.; one daughter, Mary Jane Hainline, Macomb; one brother, Donald, Peoria; eight grandchildren. Visitation: 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow, Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Chapel. Services: 2 p.m. Wednesday, First Presbyterian Church. Burial: Forest Lawn Memory Gardens. Memorials: Marcy G. Bodine Fund for Western Illinois University.