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Marcelyn Jean Henrikson
(04-27-1934 - 05-11-2013)

Marcelyn Henrikson, age 79, of Elgin, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 11, 2013.  Marcy was born in Joplin, Missouri on April 27, 1934 to parents Eugene and Martha Clements. 
Marcy enjoyed playing tennis; baking pies; hiking mountains; volunteering for the local, regional and national Presbyterian Church; sewing clothes and Halloween costumes; teaching at Ellis and Larkin schools; and loving her family and numerous friends.
The YWCA Elgin recognized Marcy for her leadership in developing an after-school tutoring program for Elgin youth. She was also an accomplished writer and published Promises to Keep and Our Daughter Martha.
She is survived by her childhood sweetheart and loving husband of 56 years, Harold (Hal). Survived also by her children Martha (Maureen), Andy (Jenny), Ben, and daughter-in-law Alice; grandchildren Lindsey, Kelsey, Spencer, Marshall, Tate, Mason, MayLee; brother Leon, and sisters Alicia and Clella.
Marcy was preceded in death by her parents.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, May 17, 2013 at the First Presbyterian Church of Elgin, 240 Standish Street. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in her memory to the First Presbyterian Church or the American Cancer Society.”
Laird Funeral Home, Elgin is in charge of arrangements.  Information 847-741-8800 or www.lairdfamilyfuneralservices.com.

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