Marjorie Joann Brokaw

The Golden Years of the Grand Ole Opry, and its stars like Hank Williams, Sr., Dolly Parton and Porter Wagner, were dear to the heart of Marjorie Brokaw. “Hello, Darlin’” by Conway Twitty always made her smile.

Marjorie passed away Monday morning January 20, 2014 in her rural Mansfield area home. She was 76.

Born March 27, 1937 at Perrysville to Dudley D. Steele, Sr. and Lavera E. (Finley) Steele, she remained a lifelong area resident.

Marjorie was a member of First Baptist Church of Bellville, and she loved to go fishing on Knox Lake or Charles Mill Lake.

Characterized by orneriness, her personality was a little bit of stubborn and a whole lot of straight forwardness. “If you really didn’t want to know (her opinion), then don’t ask her.” Marjorie let you know where she stood on any topic.

Her surviving family includes her children Eva Lou (Donald) Bolding of Mansfield, David L. Brokaw, Jr. of Bellville, Mark D. (Regena) Brokaw of Mansfield, Crystal Brokaw (Greg Spayde) of Lexington, Vincent L. Brokaw, Sr. of Mansfield and Lisa Joann Butler (fiancé Dedric Burton) of Mansfield; nine grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; siblings Delphine Bright of Mifflin, Janice (Roger) Kline of Butler, Arlene Kline of Perrysville, Laverne Kline of Mansfield, and Dudley Steele, Jr. of Perrysville; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Her husband David L. Brokaw, Sr. preceded her in death in 1989. Also deceased is a sister Wanda Hootman.

The Brokaw family will receive friends Thursday January 23, 2014 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home, where her funeral service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Bellville Cemetery.

Memorial contributions to the family may be made at the funeral home.

Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve the Brokaw family, and private condolences may be made to them online at:

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