Marjorie Lou Dunnington (nee Cave) (1932-2016) passed away March 22, 2016, at her residence in Houston, Texas, surrounded by her loving family.
Marjorie’s husband of nearly 64 years, Robert J. Dunnington, preceded her in death by two days. The Dunningtons previously lived in Harbor Hills on Buckeye Lake, in Hebron, and Lexington Country Club in Fort Myers, Florida. Prior to that, they resided in Gahanna, Ohio, where they raised their three boys.
Marjorie was a graduate of The Columbus Business School. She was a life long member of the Caledonia Chapter of Eastern Star, a founder and lifetime member of her beloved Child Conservation League, and, according to her boys, the “greatest Cub Scout Den Mother of all time.” She was a member of Mifflin Presbyterian Church, and later, Central College Presbyterian Church. Marjorie was a passionate golfer, an enthusiastic card player, and an avid boater. She travelled the world with her husband, pursuing both of these passions.
Marjorie was preceded in death by her parents, Harold Leroy Cave and Tillie Rozena Cave; and her sister, Shirley Yvonne Watkins (nee Cave). Surviving Mrs. Dunnington are her sons, Jeffrey Dunnington and his wife June, of Sugar Land, Texas; Bradley Dunnington and his wife Renee, of Blacklick, Ohio; and Steven Dunnington and his wife Beth, of Kamuela, Hawaii. She is also survived by six grandchildren, Patrick, Jordan, Aaron (wife Kelly), Brenton (wife Ann), Marena, and Sean. She also leaves nieces and nephews, Amy and Mitch Carley, and Paula and Ron Foth, and their families.
Marjorie will be remembered for her inner strength and fortitude, her protective nature, her famous pineapple upside-down cake, her fierce devotion to her family, and most of all, her everlasting love for her husband, Robert.
There will be visitations at Schrodinger Funeral Home, at 1051 Johnstown Road, Gahanna, Ohio 43230, on Thursday, March 31, between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., and again from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The funeral service will be held at Central College Presbyterian Church, 975 S. Sunbury Rd.,Westerville, Ohio 43081, on April 1, at 10 a.m., followed by the internment at Maplewood Cemetery, 4585 Reynoldsburg- New Albany Road, New Albany, Ohio 43054.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123