Marjorie Faye Jones Armke, 85 passed away on Friday, April 25, 2014 at her home surrounded by her family. Visitation will be Sunday April 27th at Crofts – Crow Funeral Home in Blanco from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Graveside services will be held on Monday April 28th in the McKinney Cemetery at 11:00 AM.
Marjorie was born on March 27, 1929 to John C. and Edna (Smith) Jones. She was raised on the family farm during the great depression and helped the family with sharecropping, turkeys, tomatoes and canning. She attended Blanco High School graduating in May of 1946. During her childhood she remained busy with family, school and church. In 1945 she met Leroy Armke, and they were married on July 10, 1946 and for 10 years lived in Blanco County until 1956 when they moved to La Coste where Leroy worked for Civil Service. In 1978 they moved back to Blanco County staying very busy enjoying the Hill Country and friends and family. Marjorie worked as a Dietary Manager at the Hill Country Memorial Hospital in Fredericksburg for several years and in 1991 retired to take care of her husband until he passed away in 2004. She was a member and very active in the Blanco Church of Christ. After Leroy passed away, during the last 10 years, Marjorie did a lot of traveling visiting Niagara Falls, New England, and a cruise to England and Iceland, as well as trips to Alabama and Colorado to see family. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Leroy, a sister Sylvia, five brothers, Clayton, Walton, Alton, Milton and Carlton, and a grandson Milton Chance Armke.
Marjorie is survived by her children; Forrest Jay Armke, James Clay Armke, Karen Kay Burns, Gloria Gay Armke and Dayton Ray Armke, twelve grandchildren, five great grandchildren, sisters Norma Jean Felps and Bonnie Edna Schaefer, and numerous nieces and nephews, extended family and many friends.