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“My thoughts are with you all. So sorry. ”
1 of 17 | Posted by: Mary (Sheldon) Mallette

“Cyndi, So Sorry to hear about your Mom. Hugs to you and your family. Phyllis ”
2 of 17 | Posted by: Phyllis Hogan

“Linda,sorry for the loss of your mother.Although 94 is a great age it is hard to lose the center of the family.Prayers for you and your family. ”
3 of 17 | Posted by: Becky Oberstar

“To the Shorkey Family, Extending to your family this heartfelt assurance of deep sympathy. With our condolences, The Marquette Area Public Schools...Read More »
4 of 17 | Posted by: MAPS

“So sorry too hear about your mom , what a wonderful long life she had . She was able too enjoy grandkids - great grandkids and even great - great...Read More »
5 of 17 | Posted by: Paulette ( Baker) Pickering

“Aunt Marge was truly a special lady; always made me feel welcome in the family. I will miss her smile and her energy. Rosie & I attended an exercise...Read More »
6 of 17 | Posted by: Janel McGinley

“Cyndi-Sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. My thoughts and prayers are you during this site difficult time. Deanna Adams ”
7 of 17 | Posted by: Deanna Adams

“Our last visit with Aunt Marge leaves us with fond memories of a great lady that was full of energy and made those she touched aware that she was a...Read More »
8 of 17 | Posted by: Doug and Janel McGinley

“Aunt Marge was always my favorite aunt. The most kind hearted person. I always looked forward to seeing her on my trips to Marquette to see my...Read More »
9 of 17 | Posted by: Nancy Horstketter

“Jan and family I just got word of aunt Marge's passing from my sister-in-law Karen and brother-in-law Kerry who live in Marquette. I have such...Read More »
10 of 17 | Posted by: Rosalie McGinley

“Dearest Linda & Family, My sympathy at the passing of your mom. All our love & prayers ?????? XOXO Jill Koski & family ”
11 of 17 | Posted by: Jill Koski

“To the Shorkey family - It makes me so sad to read about Marge....she was so special to me in sooo many ways! She was such a good MOM, friend, so...Read More »
12 of 17 | Posted by: Steve and Betsy Savola

“My deepest condolences to you, Linda, and your family. No matter the age, losing your mom is always hard. ”
13 of 17 | Posted by: Kathy Pesola

“I remember Mrs. Shorkey as a quiet, kind person. So very sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Frank and Linda Donckers ”
14 of 17 | Posted by: Donckers

“To the entire Shorkey family, our deepest condolences and sympathies on the passing of your mother. May the magnitude of angels surround you and keep...Read More »
15 of 17 | Posted by: The Ellis'

“Linda and family, so sorry to hear about your Mom. We'll keep you in our prayers. I have good memories Linda of your Mom! Love to all. Marcia ”
16 of 17 | Posted by: Marcia Stephens and Family

“Jan, Joel and family, we are so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. She will...Read More »
17 of 17 | Posted by: Mary Jo Mikkola


Margaret “Marge” Shorkey, 94, of Marquette, died peacefully Sunday evening, July 16, 2017 with her loving family at her side, under the excellent care of the staff of Mill Creek Assisted Living and Lake Superior Hospice. Marge was born on September 16, 1922 in Marquette, a daughter of the late Lee and Mary (Elliott) McGinley and was a lifelong Marquette resident. She was a 1940 graduate of John D. Pierce High School. On April 24, 1943, Marge married George Shorkey at her parent’s home in Marquette and he preceded her in death on October 30, 2003. Marge worked for many years in the office of Doctors J. Michael Coyne, Carl F. Eiben and George Wilson, retiring in 1985. She was an active member of First Baptist Church in Marquette where she served as its treasurer, clerk, Sunday school teacher and Deaconess. In her free time, Marge enjoyed quilting, knitting, crocheting, reading, walking and line dancing. Survivors include three daughters, Janice (Joel) Johnson Jarvi of Escanaba, Linda (Gary) Dallas of Marquette and Cynthia “Cyndi” Shorkey and her husband, Mike “Cooky” Cook of Marquette; a son-in-law, Lane (Kitty) Hooper of Marquette; 10 grandchildren, Jennie Martinson, Aimee Clubb, Don and Randy Johnson, Kim Theune, Bridgit Adams, Chett Hooper, Jennifer Kielas, Ben Dallas and Elizabeth Dallas Kehoe; 37 great grandchildren and 12 great great grandchildren; one sister, Inez Christian of Marquette; also several nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death besides her parents and her husband, George, was a daughter, Susan Hooper on June 16, 2004; a grandson, Lael Hooper and two brothers, Richard and Dennis McGinley. The Shorkey family will greet relatives and friends on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Canale-Tonella Funeral Home and also on Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church, 728 W. Kaye Ave., Marquette. A funeral service will take place in the church at 11 a.m. Saturday with Pastor John Karvonen officiating. A luncheon will take place in the church social hall immediately after the graveside service at Holy Cross Cemetery. Escorts will be Ben and Cedric Dallas, Don and Randy Johnson, Brendan Kielas and Chett Hooper. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church WMS Society, 728 W. Kaye Ave., Marquette, MI 49855 in Mrs. Shorkey’s memory. Marge’s obituary can also be viewed at canalefuneral.com where relatives and friends may leave a note of remembrance.