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Marion Agnes Bryant, 97, a lifelong resident of Rockford, passed away on Thursday, September 14, 2017. She was born on July 17, 1920, in Rockford, the daughter of Arthur and Laura (Miller) Hacker. Marion married Bert E. Bryant, the son of John and Myrtle (Hasty) Bryant, on January 19, 1943. He predeceased her on November 14, 2012.
Marion loved being a homemaker and was talented at decorating, sewing, china painting, and making braided rugs for her home. She also loved flower gardening and attracting birds to her bird feeders, especially cardinals. One of her passions was making Christmas cookies and candy with Bert to give goody packages to all of their children and grandchildren. Marion and Bert were members of Jaboo's Square Dance Club for many years. They enjoyed a good hoedown and dancing with friends. Marion made all her dresses and Bert's shirts to match. They both served the community working at Cornucopia Food Pantry for 27 years. Marion was also a lifelong member of Trinity Lutheran Church.
She is survived by her children: Claudia Forman, Terry (Tracy) Bryant and Janice (Dan) Fisher; 9 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; and brother Don (Shirley) Hacker.
Graveside Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, September 22, 2017 in Scandinavian Cemetery, Rockford, with Reverend Jay Quinn officiating. Memorials can be made to St. Anne's Center, 4405 Highcrest Rd., Rockford, IL 61107.

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  1. Jill Rosenberg Beyer

    A piece of our childhood is missing. I loved our very special neighborhood and all the faces in it. Memories of her home on Coolidge were special with the braided rugs, spinning wheel, and even earlier the "basement house". She and Bert retired in a wonderful way wintering in Hawaii. She'll be missed by her family I know.

  2. Rosita

    I extend my condolences for your loss May the Loving God above continue to provide comfort for the family . Isaiah 41:10 give warm comfort to your hearts .

  3. Mary Butitta

    My Sincerest Condolences To The Bryant family My Sincerest Condolences To The Bryant Family. May The Strength And Peace That Only God Can Give Comfort You During This Difficult Time. Ps 29:11 Many feel that death is a natural part of life, but we were created to enjoy earth's beauty forever, not a limited amount of years. God "put eternity" into our hearts, the desire to live forever. (Ecclesiastes 3:11)May the Strength And Peace That Only God Can Give Comfort You During This Difficult Time. Ps 29:11 Mary Butitta

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