CLOVER -- Marjorie Arlene Geesey Priddy, 81, of Clover, S.C., died peacefully in the Lord on June 5, 2008. She was born on July 3, 1926, in Roaring Spring, Pa., to the late John Henry Howard Geesey and Laura Ethel Hayes.
In 1954, Mrs. Priddy earned a B.S. degree in Nursing Education from Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pa., and ten years later a Master of Arts in Education from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. A year before graduating with her Masters degree, she married Gordon Priddy, now deceased.
Mrs Priddy pursued a career teaching medical/surgical nursing in Virginia and Pennsylvania and was employed as nursing instructor and assistant professor at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond.
In 1965, her husband entered Richmond Seminary in Virginia.
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Following her husband's graduation, the couple moved to the York/Clover area where Mr. Priddy was called to minister at several churches among them Beersheba Presbyterian Church and, as organizing and first pastor, at Temple Presbyterian. Mrs. Priddy served faithfully as pastor's wife and as a fill-in for the church pianst.
Upon her husband's retirement, Mrs. Priddy worked in the Clover School District as an instructional assistant in math and reading at Kinard Elementary School, Clover, where she was employed for the next 10 years. The couple joined Westminister Presbyterian Church in Rock Hill, where they served in various capacities among which was ministering to the residents of Westminister Towers retirement center.
Following Mr. Priddy's passing in 1994, Mrs. Priddy continued working at Kinard and attended church services at the Clover ARP church.
Over the 38 years she was in York/Clover area, Mrs. Priddy developed many lasting relationships among the church and school communities. Whether bank or grocery store, wherever Mrs. Priddy traveled in the area during her last years, invariably people would stop to greet her, so well known and liked was she. She will be greatly missed.
Surviving are her brother, Donald W. Geesey of Roaring Spring, Pa.; sisters-in-law, Anne Priddy Bell of Fayetteville, N.C., and Dorothy Geesey of Altoona, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, June 7, 2008, at Lakeview Memory Gardens, 1774 N. Hwy. 321, York, S.C., conducted by the Rev. Evan English, the Rev. Bob Sprinkle and the Rev. Wallace Tinsley.
In lieu of flowers, it is requested memorials be made to the Clover ARP Church Missions Fund, 127 Kings Mountain St., Clover, SC 29710 or Hospice & Community Care, P.O. Box 993, Rock Hill, SC 29730.
M.L. Ford & Sons Funeral Home, Clover, SC, is entrusted with funeral arrangements.