Marjorie D. Colley


BOLIVAR Loving Grandmother

Marjorie D. Colley 84 of 7253 Kossuth Road passed away Thursday November 7, 2013 in the Manor Care Center following a lengthy illness. Born on December 17, 1928 in Shinglehouse, Pa. she was the daughter of Richard and Ruth Jackson Presher. She married Lawrence Kalkhof in 1949; he preceded her in death on January 27, 1980. In 1982 Marjorie married Louis Colley, who preceded her in death January 18, 1999.

She was a graduate of the Bolivar Central School Class of 1947. Marjorie was employed by Appleby’s Grocery Store in Bolivar for 18 years and later owned and operated Margie’s Department Store in Bolivar, retiring in 1977.

Surviving are one stepson, Raymond (Mary) Colley Bolivar; four stepdaughters, Beth Baker Ciaburro of Meridan CT, Barb Baker of Jacksons Gap AL, Diana Baker of Berlin CT and Debbie Fenner of Norwich CT. Also surviving are two grandchildren, Trevor and Brevin; two sisters, Betty Whipple of Olean and Janet Herne of Bolivar; two half-sisters, Jeanne (Kerry) Nice of Winter Garden FL & Christina (Kim) McNeil of Eldred Pa; one half brother, James (Marcia) Presher of Laconia NH and several nieces & nephews. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a sister Shirley Conway 1991 and her stepmother Ruth Moses.

There will be no prior public visitation. Private family funeral services will be held in the Schaffner Funeral Home Inc. Bolivar. Mr. James Presher will officiate. Burial will be in Maple Lawn Cemetery Bolivar.

Memorials to Heritage AFlame Ministries 198 Salt Rising Road Bolivar, NY 14715 or Allegany County Office of the Aging 17 Court St. Belmont, NY 14813.