Marjorie Ester (Dodge) Hatting, 89, was born in Darr, Nebraska on March 23, 1925 and died on April 9, 2014 at Park Avenue Estates in Lexington. She was the third of five children of Esther (Mosher) Dodge and Hugh Alonzo Dodge. Marjorie married William Hatting, Jr. on September 17, 1945 in Garden City, Kansas. She graduated from Lexington High School in 1943.
With husband, Bill, Marjorie owned and operated a farm south of Lexington raising Aberdeen Angus cattle for 29 years from 1945-1974 and subsequently farmed in South Dakota and Iowa in the late 1970s. During the late 1950s and early 1960s, Marjorie served as a member and officer of the Dawson County District #31 School Board and as a Democratic Party poll inspector for local, state, and national elections. When Marjorie wasn't engaged in farming she was employed by Dawson County Feed Products, Platte Valley Products, Automated Systems, Overland National Bank, Grand Island, and Quitmeyer Tax Service. She worked for the Lexington Public Schools as a receptionist, payroll coordinator, and school bus driver until she retired in 1987.
Marjorie was preceded in death by her parents, sisters Virginia Cumpston and Normalee Uhler and brother LeRoy Dodge.
Marjorie is survived by her husband, by brother Roger (Bernita) Dodge of Penn Valley, California, son Steven (Maurine) Hatting of St. Paul, Minnesota, three grandchildren (Michael, Sarah, Eloise), four great-grandchildren (Samuel, Abigail, Charlotte, Maxine), five nieces and eight nephews.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials for Marjorie be made to the Dawson County Extension Service, 4-H Division.
Visitation will be from 3:00 - 5:00 pm on Sunday, April 13 at Reynolds-Love Funeral home. Funeral Services will be held at the First United Methodist Church in Lexington on Monday, April 14 at 10:00 am with Dr. Dyton Owen officiating. Burial will follow at Robb Hill Cemetery south of Lexington.
Reynolds-Love Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be directed to the family through: reynoldslovefuneralhome.com