Obituary for Mary "Marge" (Gorte) McMahon

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Mary "Marge" (Gorte) McMahon

January 27, 1917 - February 26, 2012

Mary "Marge" (Gorte) McMahon, passed away at age 95 Sunday morning, February 26, 2012 at the Johnson Memorial Hospital in Franklin. She was a 22 year resident of Brown County and former resident of Indianapolis.

Marge was born January 27, 1917 in Maywood, IL to the late Alexander & Sophie (Fischer)Gorte. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 61 years, Nolan J. "Mac" McMahon on April 25, 1998. They were married in July of 1936 in Maywood, IL. Marge was a graduate of Proviso High School in Maywood, IL.

Marge was cherished by her children: Rev. James E. McMahon of Indianapolis & Cheryl (husband, Tim) Gray of Brown County. She will be remembered by her three great grandchildren: Wes & Tiare Gray & Bree Fields and three great-greatgrandchildren: Autumn, Xander & Landon.

Marge was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law: Laura McMahon and one brother: Al Gorte.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Morgantown Senior Center where she enjoyed playing cards and bingo. Marge was a past member of the Hickory Ridge Senior Center and attended the Neighborhood Church of God both of Brown County. She enjoyed playing the weekly lottery, rubbing scratch-offs and has been a poker player since the age of eight. In her younger years, she was an avid golfer and bowler. Marge was known as a "people person". She loved spending time with friends and family.

A funeral service will be held at 11 am Thursday at Meredith – Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry Street in Morgantown. Friends may call from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm on Wednesday at the funeral home. She will be laid to rest next to her husband at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens Cemetery in Greenwood.

Expressions of caring and kindness can be made to the McMahon family at

Information: (812) 597-4670


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Born: January 27, 1917
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Bobbi Holland posted on 1/1/00

Jim and Cheryl, You guys are in our hearts and prayers during this time of grief in your lives. May God wrap his arms around you in your time of need and give you the comfort that Marge blessed you with for your lives. We will truly mis Marge and her great sense of humor and caring smile. God Bless you guys BOBBI, DONNA, MARY ALICE, PAM and all the rest of the girls that took care of you guys on Health Care Center 3 at Franklin United Methodist Community,


Laura Young, for TRIAD posted on 1/1/00

Dear family, All of us with TRIAD were so sorry to hear of Marge's passing. We loved visiting with her and will miss her very much. In sympathy, Pete Schrougham, Carol Morgan, Lew Worcel, Lois Followell, Pam Sherill, Ralph and Becky Pierce, Dick and Laura Young