Marjorie Lucile Lake, 96

February 17, 1925 - March 19th, 2021

Former Hastings, NE resident Marjorie Lucile Lake, went to her heavenly home on March 19th, 2021, in Solomon, KS with family by her side.

Graveside Service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 23, at Parkview Cemetery in Hastings,
Nebraska. Visitation will be 3-7 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Tuesday with family present 1-
2 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to Lakeside Community Church of the
Nazarene. For the health and safety of others face masks are required for those attending the
visitation and graveside service, your cooperation is appreciated. Private condolences may be
sent to the family at Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation
Center is serving the family.

Marjorie Lucile Lake was born on February 17, 1925, in Mankato, KS to Andrew (Andy) and Amy Ozella (Marshall) Smith.
Marge was raised in Northbranch, KS, attended Northbranch Friends Academy, and graduated in

On March 7, 1947, she was united in marriage to Ralph Lake in Mankato, KS. They were
blessed with two sons, Michael and Scott.

Marge was an active member of Lakeside Community Church of the Nazarene in Hastings, NE
always dedicating her time to children and Sunday school, especially the nursery. Marge loved to
read and enjoyed history and read many biographies on Presidents, their wives, and the Royal
Family. She was known for her great memory and her ability to tell stories. She was a faithful
reader of the Jewell County Record and never missed a week.

Marge and Ralph enjoyed traveling when they could. They especially enjoyed trips to see their
son Mike, grandson Matthew, and granddaughter Stephanie, great-grandchildren, and also son
Scott. This included trips to both the east and west coasts. There were summers when Matt and
Steph were growing up that they were able to travel to Nebraska and spend a week or so being
spoiled by their Grandmother.

After 47 years of being residents of Hastings, NE, in 2017 Ralph and Marge moved to Arbor
Court in Salina, KS to be closer to family. In November of 2020, when it was getting tougher for
her to care for herself, Nephew Brad Gillett and wife Cheri and their family made the decision to
move her to their home in Solomon, KS. Marge was like a grandmother to Brad and Cheri’s
children Traci Bowman – Manhattan, KS, Brian Gillett – Catarina, TX and Lynne Robertson –
Salina, KS. Being in their home allowed her to be surrounded by family where she enjoyed
spending time and watching great great nephews, Cooper, and Waylon Robertson, help out and

Those left to cherish her memory are:

Son Scott Lake – Santa Rosa, CA, Grandchildren Matt (LeAnne) Lake – Clayton, NC, Stephanie
(Jeff) Britt – Henderson, NC, Great-Grandchildren, Andrew Lake – Ormond Beach, FL, Erica
Jefferys – Clayton, NC, Emory Britt – Charlotte, NC, Sam Britt – Charlotte, NC, Great Great
Grandson Marshall – Ormond Beach, FL, and nieces and nephews.

Marge was preceded in death by husband Ralph Lake, son Mike Lake, parents Andy and Ozella
Smith, brothers Keith Smith & Don Smith and sister Ardis Taylor.