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12/15/2020 10:29:00 AM
Mary Marjorie Fleming-Dirks
February 5, 1925 - December 14, 2020
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Mary Marjorie Fleming-Dirks, 95 of Ohlman passed away on Monday, December 14, 2020 at 12:25 a.m. in her home in Ohlman, Ill.

She was born on February 5, 1925 in Bear Creek TWP in Rural Christina County, Ill. the daughter of Harvey Andrew and Mary Ethel (Kelly) Ginger. She married Leo Earl Fleming in 1940 and they later divorced, then she married Cecil Dirks in 1972 and he preceded her in death.

She worked many years as a nurse’s aid at Hillsboro Area Hospital in Hillsboro and later as the Postal Clerk at the Ohlman Post office for 18 years. She was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Ohlman and she was a Village of Ohlman Trustee.

She is survived by her sons: Ronald (Lynn) Fleming of Taylorville, Ted (Linda) Fleming of Taylorville, Ill.; Roger Fleming of Taylorville; James Ward of Herrin, Ill.; daughter: Carolyn Anderson of Nokomis, Ill.; Jeanne (Bruce) Woody of Brandon, Fla., Barbara Gaffigan of LaPort, Texas; twenty-four grandchildren; thirty seven great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; step-daughters: Patty (Kevin) Herpstreith, Angie Danuser; half siblings: Wanda Weingart, David Hendricks, Dennis Schneider, Judy Hamm, William Ginger, Charles Ginger; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sons: Richard Fleming, Douglas Fleming, siblings: Wayne Ginger, Eva David, Darlene Martin, Harvey Ginger Jr., Jack Ginger and Doris Ginger in infancy, step-brother: Michael Ginger, sons-in-law: Robert Anderson and Robert Gaffigan.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, December 19, 2020 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Funeral Service will be held immediately following the visitation starting at 2:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Pastor Steve Nance officiating. Burial will be in Anderson Cemetery in Palmer, Ill.

Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements. Please sign their online guest book at

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