January 5, 2018
MUSCATINE - Marjorie Isabelle Gosset, 89, of Muscatine, passed away on Friday, January 5, 2018, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, surrounded by her family.
Funeral Service will be held at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, January 10, 2018, at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. Private burial will take place in Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 until 4 p.m. on Wednesday, January 10, 2018, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Muscatine Humane Society. Online condolences: www.wittichfuneralhome.com
Marjorie was born on January 29, 1928, in Muscatine, the daughter of Charles A. and Violet G. Dodge Wellons. Marjorie was united in marriage to H. William Furnas in August 1946. They had two children, Linda and Jerry. Marjorie later married Robert E. Gosset on August 17, 1967, in Loveland, Colorado. He preceded her in death on October 20, 1991.
She was a beautician for several years before retiring and moving to Colorado where she and Robert lived for many enjoyable years. After her husband’s passing, Marjorie returned to Muscatine to be near her family. Marjorie loved to cook and bake and was always trying out new recipes. She loved animals, gardening and flowers. She enjoyed books and was an avid reader. She also loved to travel and shop. She was a very loving grandmother and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.
Marjorie will be deeply missed by her daughter, Linda Christensen and husband, Thorvald, of Muscatine; one son, Jerry Furnas and wife, Kathy, of San Diego, California; two grandchildren, Terri Groves and husband, Thomas, and Dana Gordon and husband, George; five great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews, including a very special niece, Karen Diercks.
She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands, four brothers, DeWayne, Clifford, Richard, and James Wellons; three brothers in infancy; one sister, Wilma Harmon; and two infant great-granddaughters.