Marjorie Anne Hackett was born in Rushville, Indiana, to the late George P. Sr. and Mary E. Adams. She was the youngest of four children and was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother; she was extremely proud of her family.
After graduating from Rushville High School, and Cleary Business College in Ypsilanti, Michigan, she attended Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana where she met Charles C. Hackett, Jr. Charles and Marjorie later married on July 26, 1952, and resided in Indianapolis, Indiana, until the family relocated to Silver Spring, Maryland, in 1965 for her husband’s job promotion.
She was a homemaker and worked at Singer Link Corporation for several years. Marjorie was an active member of Colesville United Methodist Church where she had served on the Alter Guild. She was a very generous woman having volunteered for Meals on Wheels as well as other local charities.
She maintained lifelong friendships with a group of women from Indianapolis, collectively known as the “Fertile Five”. The women, and their husbands, walked through the seasons of life together from weddings, raising children and supporting each other through difficulties. Whenever Marjorie recounted their times together, she did so with a deep fondness for those precious memories.
Always organized and proper, Marjorie was able to relax by spending time with family, gardening, playing bridge, and indulging in her favorite sweets: ice cream, chocolate and cookies. She also enjoyed preparing her own wonderful homemade meals from scratch, including macaroni and cheese, corn pudding, and rolls, which quickly became family favorites and holiday staples. With her wit and gleeful laugh, she was easily capable of providing entertainment for the room. Her presence will be missed, but her memory will live on.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Charles; a son, Stephen; a daughter-in-law, Cheryl (Sewell) Hackett; a sister, Lois Adams; and two brothers, Harold T. Adams and George P. Adams, Jr. She leaves to cherish her memory a son, Brian; daughter-in-law, Julia (Heard) Hackett; and grandchildren, Stephanie Hackett, Brian Hackett, Jr. and Brianna Hackett; as well as numerous friends and relatives.
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