Marie E. Borger, 88, of Granite City, passed away at 12:20 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, at V.I.P. Manor in Wood River.
She was born Oct. 12, 1926 in Graham, Ky., a daughter of the late James Dalton and Lela (Vincent) Oliver. She married Arthur M. Borger on March 4, 1944, and he passed away on Dec. 22, 2010.
Marie was a member of CrossPoint Baptist Church in South Roxana. She will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends. She is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Gwenda Pitchford of Maryville and Phyllis and Dennis Pereira of Eddyville, Ky.; one son and daughter-in-law, Scott and Margie Borger of St. Louis; a former son-in-law, Terry Pitchford of St. Louis; three granddaughters, Michelle and Greg Sharp of St. Louis, Beth Brusatti of St. Louis and Nicole and Steve Kramer of Arnold, Mo.; a grandson, Todd and Lindsey Pereira of Greeley, Colo.; six great-grandchildren, Jennifer, Nathan, Abby, Tyler, Alexa and Lucas; four great-great-grandchildren, Ian, Ava, Cameron and Jaxon; a sister and brother-in-law, Lavern and Earl Smith of South Roxana; two brothers and a sister-in-law, James and Norma Oliver of Springfield, Mo., and William Oliver of St. James, Mo.; other extended family and friends.
In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Christopher Borger; and three sisters, Barbara Hill, Dorothy Austin and Henrietta Oliver.
In celebration of her life, visitation will be 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City, where funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, with the Rev. Casey Lawson officiating. Burial will be at Wanda Cemetery in South Roxana. Memorials may be made to National Kidney Foundation or to the American Heart Association and may be accepted at the funeral home, www.irwinchapel.com.