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Margie Geneva DelaneyPassing: December 12, 2022


Chastain Funeral Home

Funeral Service

Saturday, December 17th @ 11:00am


Chastain Funeral Home

Friday, December 16th @ 4:00pm-7:00pm

Saturday, December 17th @ 10:00am-11:00am


Mitchell Cemetery

Saturday, December 17th

MITCHELL – Margie Geneva Smith Delaney, 95, entered into eternal peace on Monday, December 12, 2022.

Margie was born on January 18, 1927, a daughter of the late James and Opal Smith, in Holly Springs, Arkansas.  She later moved to West Monroe, Louisiana, where she attended the Ouachita Parish High School in Monroe, Louisiana.  During World War II her family moved to California, where she met and married Elmer Delaney, Jr. on October 10, 1944, in San Francisco.  As Elmer left for military service, Margie, along with her parents, returned to West Monroe, Louisiana.  Upon Elmer’s discharge, they returned to his hometown of Mitchell, Indiana.

Margie went to work at Reliance MFG Company and later for the Indiana Telephone Corporation.  After they went direct dial, she then went to nursing school where she received her nursing degree in 1971.  She did her training in the Bloomington Hospital before going to the Bedford Medical Center (now IU Health) in the Intensive Care Unit, where she was employed for seventeen years before retiring.  She was a member of the Bedford First Assembly Church.  She was an art student of Marilyn Morgan’s art studio.  She was a former member of The Order of the Eastern Star No. 503.  She was a member of the Silver Sneakers Class at Healthy Balance in Bedford for several years before her blindness, where she was an inspiration to everyone.  In 2002, Margie played an active role in the building of the Mitchell Memorial Playground.

Her interests included family, listening to her audio books, attending church and Silver Sneakers classes, and being outside where she enjoyed mowing the lawn, swinging, and riding motorcycles.  Most of her time and energy was devoted to praying for others.  She touched the lives of many with her persistent praying.  She gave us all such courage.  She was the rock that held our family together.

Survivors include her daughter, Cynthia Delaney Peters and husband, Harold “Pete” of Bedford; son, Elmer “Jim” Delaney and wife Mid of Bedford; grandchildren, Kyle Peter and wife Rita, Trevor Peters and wife Brandy of Mitchell, Jamie Delaney Hayes and husband Mike of Heltonville, and Tracie Burton and husband Jack of Mitchell; great-grandchildren, Angel, Jerney, Autumn, Chance, Drake, and Corbin Peter, and Laney and Garrett Hayes; several nieces and nephews; caregivers, Mary Salmon, Jesse Holt, Rhea Lynn, Nicole Staggs, and Cheyenne Finley; and special friends, Wanda Buffington and Frankie Quigley.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Delaney, Jr.; son, Delmar Wayne; parents, James and Opal Smith of West Monroe, Lousiana; and three sisters, Ernest Dean Smith, Nelma Jean Smith, and Mildred Marie Brady.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, December 17 in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Pastor Bill McKee officiating.  Burial will be at Mitchell Cemetery.

The family will receive friends 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Friday, December 16 and from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service Saturday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family ask that you consider donations to the Foundation Fighting Blindness.

Pallbearers:  Trevor Peters, Kyle Peters, Chance Peters, Drake Peters, Corbin Peters, and Garrett Hayes

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16 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: stephen tindall | Crossville
    Date: December 19, 2022
    Cynthia and Jim, With my deepest sympathy for the passing of your Mother, may you have the Love and Comfort that the Lord will provide. Your mother was a blessing to so many, I always enjoyed visiting Margie, she was very positive. I guess I've known her since 1960 Funny now, but not then, when she was a phone operator, she would come in and say you kids get off the phone! My love to you CJ
  2. Guest: Regina Church | Bedford, IN
    Date: December 19, 2022
    I worked with her at Bed Med Center, she was a great nurse and a caring friend. Prayers for her family
  3. Guest: Rhonda Harrell | Lexington, Ky
    Date: December 17, 2022
    I’m so sorry Cynthia for the loss of your Mother. I will miss seeing you both at the Amish food markets. Will keep you and your family in my prayers.
  4. Guest: Arnold and Shelia bell | Bedford in.
    Date: December 16, 2022
    I'm so sorry for your mother's passing hang on to your faith it will help you at this time,you are in my prayers and thoughts.
    Date: December 14, 2022
  6. Guest: janet | Mitchell, IN
    Date: December 14, 2022
    Cynthia ,it was such a blessing knowing your mom.She was such a beautiful person...inside and out. My thoughts are with you at this time. Janet Noe
  7. Guest: Sharon Abbott | BOWLING GREEN, KY
    Date: December 13, 2022
    We lost a dear sweet cousin today. I have fond memories of her and the family. Love you, Margie.
  8. Guest: donna moffitt | Bedford
    Date: December 13, 2022
    Prayers for Cynthia & Jim. Know how much you love your Mother.
  9. Guest: Dana J Dunbar | Mitchell
    Date: December 13, 2022
    Cynthia and Jim, Brenda and I express our deepest sympathies for the loss of your mother. Margie was a strong professional woman who lived a long, full and productive life. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. Dana & Brenda Dunbar
  10. Guest: Angie Mercer | Indianapolis, Indiana 46205
    Date: December 13, 2022
    Cynthia and family, I am so sorry about your sweet mom. She was one of the good ones from my growing up. I am thinking about you and your family.
  11. Guest: Mike & Suzie Leatherman | Mitchell, IN
    Date: December 13, 2022
    Cynthia and Jim, so very sorry for your loss. Marge was a beautiful lady. Remember her from "Baker Street" days and BMC. Always very professional, kind and caring. May God provide strength and comfort during this difficult time.
  12. Guest: Mike and Rita | Bedford, IN
    Date: December 13, 2022
    Jim and Cynth and families, Margie is with Dad and all her friends and they can now see! !!! Goodness and they are all telling each other how wonderful we all are and they can now be in a “Happy Place” all the time!! Prayers to allMike and Rita Ramey
  13. Guest: Jerry W Allen | Mitchell
    Date: December 13, 2022
    So sorry for your loss, but we know Marge lived a good long life, and is now resting waiting on the resurrection. Always liked Junior, Marge, Cynthia, and Jim. May God comfort you with His Holy presence.
  14. Guest: John Hardman | Bloomington, Indiana
    Date: December 12, 2022
    Prayers of condolence and sympathy for Cynthia, Tracy, and all the family!🙏❤
  15. Guest: Brooke Blackwell | Bedford, Indiana
    Date: December 12, 2022
    Cynthia Hey there, my Mom was Linda Brumfield and Im her youngest daughter Brooke Blackwell. I just wanna let you know my Mom told me alot of all the fun you guys had and being best buds from when she & you were growing up she always thought SO highly of you, of your Mom and My Moms Mom. I am SOOOOO glad however that my Mom will be up there watching out to welcome your sweet Mom!! Im sure they will catch up as well. You and your family are in our prayers & thoughts 💖🙏🙏
  16. Guest: Carolyn Braman Riefe | Saginaw, Mo
    Date: December 12, 2022
    Your mother was an inspiration to so many and was such a lovely lady. My condolences to the entire family.