Marjorie Elizabeth Soon


Marjorie Elizabeth Soon, 96, of East Peoria, formerly of Normal, passed away on Monday, February 15, 2021 at Country Comfort Retirement Home in Henry.

A memorial service for Marjorie will be held at a later date. Kibler Brady Ruestman Memorial Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Preachers Aide Society.

Marjorie was born on April 1, 1924 in Bellaire, OH, a daughter to James Burton and Alice Elizabeth Schnegg Hendershot. She married Kim Yong Soon on August 10, 1951 in Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia. He preceded her in death on August 31, 2017.

Surviving are her two sons, James Han Ling (Colleen) of Lacon and John Wong Lee (Stephanie) of Sun City West, AZ; three grandchildren, Melinda (Kyle) Elizabeth Jordine, John Christopher Soon and Benjamin (Sierra)James Soon; four step grandchildren, Sarah Duncan and Stephen (Anna) Duncan, Matthew (Megan) Drake, and Benjamin Drake; one great grandchild, Scarlet Elizabeth Jordine and four step great grandchildren, Aleah Linda Drake, Weston Drake, Emmett Drake and Noah Drake.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Marjorie graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education. She was an educator for many years including teaching English in South Korea. Marjorie and Kim worked in ministry together in many cities including Kansas City, MO, Evanston, Collison, Hebron, Taylor Ridge, Dallas City, Burnside, Broadlands, Longview, Beason, Chestnut, Farmington, and Casey. Marjorie and Kim also served as missionaries to the Chinese in South Korea from 1964-1969.

She was a member at Riversedge United Methodist Church, Spring Bay and was a former member at First United Methodist Church in Normal.

Marjorie was a loving mother and grandmother. She will be greatly missed.

Tribute song by Marjorie's grandson, John.