Marjorie Lanell Rosanky McNeill, 86, a long-term resident of Orange Grove, Texas, passed away June 4, 2015 with her family by her side. She was born in Smithville, Texas on June 24, 1928. She was the youngest of seven children of Charles and Effie Rosanky.
She received a Bachelorís of Liberal Arts from Southwest Texas State Teachers College in 1948. Shortly after, she began teaching for the P. S. J. A. School District in Pharr, Texas. In 1950, she met the love of her life, Tom Peyton McNeill, Jr., on a blind date setup by his roommate at Texas A&M College. Two years later, they were married in Austin, Texas. They had three loving children. After Tomís death, Marjorie returned to teaching. She retired from P. S. J. A. High School after 32 years of service. She moved to Orange Grove, Texas in 1997 to be closer to her daughter, Kay, and her family. While there, she became a faithful member of the Orange Grove Church of Christ.
Besides her love of teaching, she enjoyed working with her cattle. She was born into a ranching family and continued it until shortly before her passing. Some say she was as proud of her cattle as she was her family.
Marjorie is survived by her sons, Tom Peyton (Deborah) McNeill, III of Houston and James Richard (Kathlina) McNeill of San Antonio; grandsons, James Matthew (Jenny) Hansen of Sweetwater and Collin Ross Hansen of Abilene; granddaughters, Amber Kay Hansen of Big Spring, Hayley Ray McNeill of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Hannah Morgan McNeill and Christina Kay McNeill of San Antonio; sister, Faye Rosanky Carnes of Austin; and great-grandchildren Jacquelyn Marie Hansen, Julianna Morgan Hansen, John Peyton Glendenning.
Marjorie was preceded in death by her husband, Tom; daughter, Marjorie Kay Hansen; and granddaughter, Caitlin Paige Hansen.
Family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday, June 7, 2015 at Holmgreen Mortuary. Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, June 8, 2015 at Holmgreen Mortuary. Burial will follow in the McNeill family cemetery in Sandia, Texas.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the National Diabetes Association, 555 N. Carancahua, Ste. 102, Corpus Christi, TX 78401
Services are entrusted to Holmgreen Mortuary, 2061 E. Main St., Alice, Texas.
Condolences may be offered at www.holmgreenmortuaryinc.com