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Marjorie Hope Fain, 88, of Gotha died July 15, 2014. Born on May 26, 1926 in Knoxville, Tennessee, Marjorie attended the University of Tennessee in Knoxville where she took courses in Business, Liberal Arts and Mechanical Drawing and was elected president of her sophomore class. In 1951, Marjorie married John R. “Jack” Fain, and in 1966, they moved to Windermere, Florida and built a home on Lake Down in Gotha in 1970. Marjorie was a talented musician who played the piano, guitar and accordion and could play by ear. She was a skilled seamstress and sewed many of her and daughter Donna’s clothes. She also made slip covers and re-upholstered some of the antique furniture passed down through husband Jack’s family. Marjorie designed and drew the plans for the three homes she and Jack built over the years.
Marjorie was always active in church and civic work wherever she and Jack lived. In Maryville, Tennessee, she was active in Broadway Methodist Church and chairman of the Evening Ladies Circle. She also was active in the Maryville-Alcoa Junior Chamber Women (Jaycettes), holding various offices, including President and Regional Executive Vice-President. After moving to Windermere, she and Jack joined the Windermere Union Church where Marjorie served as president of the Women of the Church. Marjorie and Jack later became charter members of the Presbyterian Church of the Lakes and were active members as long as they were able. Marjorie served as an Elder and Chairman of the Women’s Evening Circle. After 23 years as a stay-at-home mom, Marjorie went back to work in 1975. She started as a part-time teller and went on to become Branch Manager before retiring 15 years later in 1990. She really enjoyed her work, especially when it enabled her to help people with their finances. During this time she remained active in church, social, and civic work. Marjorie actively supported the West Orange Christian Service Center and Habitat for Humanity. Marjorie’s husband Jack preceded her in death in 2005. Marjorie is survived by her daughter, Donna Hope Tooley, son-in-law, Donald Tooley II, of Windermere, and their two children, Adrienne Hope and Donald “Beau” Tooley III. Marjorie is also survived by her son, John R. Fain Jr, daughter-in-law, Kathryn Dees Fain, of Huntsville, Alabama, and their three children, Carolyn Hope, Zachary James, and Sarah Ann Fain. A Memorial Service celebrating Marjorie’s life was held at the Presbyterian Church of the Lakes on July 19. Funeral arrangements were made through Woodlawn Memorial Park and Funeral Home in Gotha where she was interred next to her husband Jack. The family requests that memorial donations be given in honor of Marjorie to the West Orange Christian Service Center, 300 W. Franklin St., Ocoee, FL 34761, Phone (407) 656-6678.
FLOYD ALLEN, 57, Winter Garden, died July 12. Gail & Wynn’s Mortuary, Orlando.
BOBBIE JO EVELAND, 83, Ocoee, died July 14. Newcomer Family Funeral Home, East Orlando Chapel.
THELMA M. TATUM, 82, Winter Garden, died July 10. Marvin C. Zanders Funeral Home, Apopka.