Marjorie Ellen Kafoure
Marjorie Ellen Kafoure, 99, of Shelbyville, Indiana, passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, November 24, 2017.
Born on May 20, 1918, in Waldron, Indiana, she was the daughter of Edward and Maud (Berauer) Zetlmaier. She is survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Raymond J. Kafoure; her sister, Eileen Clapp; her brother-in-law, Wilbur Clapp; and her infant brother, Raymond Edward Zetlmaier.
Raised on the family farm, she started plowing fields at age 9. She graduated from Waldron High School in 1935 and Indiana Central Business College. Over the course of her working life, Marge worked for Indianapolis Hosiery Company, H. P. Wasson, L. S. Ayres and H & R Block. She retired from Farm Bureau Insurance Company after 40 years of service.
Marge married the love of her life, husband Ray, in 1939. Sadly, Ray passed away in 1943 while serving in the U.S. Army Air Corp.
She was a lifelong member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church.
Marge will long be missed and remembered by those who knew and loved her as a woman of great energy, determined spirit, and a wonderful talent for getting things done.
Visitation will be at St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM, on Wednesday, November 29, 2017, with a Mass of Christian Burial following at 10:00 AM, and interment immediately thereafter in the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, any memorial donations can be made to St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 4218 East Michigan Road, Shelbyville, IN 46176, or Our Hospice of South Central Indiana, 2626 E. 17thStreet, Columbus, IN 47201.
I was so very sad to learn of Marjorie’s death. She was a very special person in my young life. She worked for my father, Marvin Bradley, at the Farm Bureau. I always had lunch with Marjorie when I came home to visit after getting married and moving away. I brought my dad to Shelbyville several years ago to visit her. After my dad was in a nursing home, he always wanted to call her ehen I came to town. Rest in peace, dear Marjorie. I love you!
I had the pleasure of being Marjorie's family physician and hospice physician for many years. She was always a strong person and persevered in spite of her medical problems . It was a pleasure to care for her . She will be missed.