Katherine R. "Babe" Stewart Marberry, age 95, of 1035 North 20th, died on Saturday, November 28, 2015 in the home of her cousin in Paloma, IL. She was born on February 1, 1920 in Quincy, IL the daughter of Tennis & Katherine (Duvall) Frayer. She was a 1937 graduate of Quincy Senior High School. She first married Weldon 'Stu' Stewart on August 21, 1937 in Palmyra, MO. He preceded her in death on July 23, 1972. She later married Louis 'Lou' Marberry on November 2, 1974. He also preceded her in death on December 20, 1999.
Babe was a saleslady and a bank teller in her career. She worked at Halbach-Schroeder. Illinois State Bank and Town and Country Bank. She was a member of Union United Methodist Church and a member of the Fidelis Sunday School Class and the Sunset Home Auxiliary.
She is survived by a step-daughter: Martha Marberry and her husband Tom Roraff of College Station, Texas. Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins including a special cousin Carol Miller and her family of Paloma.
Babe was also preceded in death by her parents and a sister: Nellie Clark.
Graveside services will be held on Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 11:00 AM in Quincy Memorial Park. There is no visitation but friends are invited to the graveside services. Memorials may be made to the Union United Methodist Church or to Blessing Hospital Foundation for Hospice. The Duker & Haugh Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
- Katherine was a strong and generous lady of faith. She will be missed by her many friends and will always be in our hearts.
Pam and Jerry Harvey
- Katherine was such a gracious lady - she celebrated every aspect of life. Our family so appreciated the tremendous happiness she brought into my Uncle Louis's life. Katherine's in heaven with all of her friends and family - a well deserved and beautiful life eternal. While we never met her cousins in Paloma, we heard so many wonderful stories about that part of her family. Thank you so much for providing Katherine care and comfort in her final days.