Marjorie Isis Nickless Diles was born in Many Springs, Missouri, the daughter of Arthur Aaron Nickless and Viola Pearl Hays, on July 15, 1926 and departed this life on May 9, 2019 at Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Arkansas, at the age of 92 years.
She was united in marriage to Dorris H. Diles on Dec. 28, 1943 in Salem. He preceded her in death on June 12, 1995, after 51 years of marriage.
Marjorie, formerly of Massac County, was a Christian and member of the Church of Christ. She spent most of her life as a cosmetologist, retiring at the age of 79.
Her favorite job was taking care of her family, spending her time as a dedicated homemaker, mother and grandmother. She was an excellent cook, famous for her cornbread dressing, lemon cake and fried chicken.
She loved to quilt, making beautiful creations for her friends and family. She also enjoyed spending time outdoors growing beautiful flowers.
Marjorie spent 62 years in the Metropolis area and still has many family members residing there.
Marjorie will be remembered as a loving and caring mother, grandmother, sister and a friend to all. She will truly be missed by all that knew her.
Survivors include one daughter, Brenda Nicholson and husband Lanis of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas; one sister, Geraldine Holmes of Alton, Missouri; seven grandchildren, Justin Diles and wife Jenny, Dennis Nicholson and wife Andrea, Jennifer Maciejczyk, Amy Toomey and husband Brian, Christopher Diles and wife Chelsi, Amber Loverkamp and husband Marvin and Rece Diles; 14 great-grandchildren; other relatives; and countless friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; two sons, Jackie and Rickey Diles; three sisters, Maxine Key, Irene Allen and Lillie Hoyt; and one brother, Oliver Nickless.
Funeral service was held Tuesday at Carter Funeral Home Inc. in Thayer, Missouri. Interment followed at Thayer Cemetery.