Friday, May 17, 2019 starting at 11:00 a.m. at the
First United Methodist Church in Lincoln
1 p.m. Friday at the church
Funeral home: Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral
Fox, Marilyn S., died January 29,
2019 at the age of 83 in Dayton, OH. Marilyn was
born on December 3, 1935 in Carlinville, to the late
Chlorus and Elberta (Dink) Hubbell. Marilyn was
preceded in death by her husband of 60 years (Ron)
and parents (Chlorus & Elberta).
She is survived by her son Brian
Fox (Todd Fassero), daughter Susanne Burritt (Bob),
granddaughters Tatum and Alyssa, and cousins Ann
(Bill) Sharp and Linda (Brian) OíConnor.
Marilyn earned a degree in biology
from Bradley University and her medical technician
certification from St. Francis Hospital, Peoria in
Marilyn and Ron married on January
23, 1959 in Peoria, IL and moved to their new home
in Lincoln, IL after Ronís graduation from Bradley
University that spring.
Marilyn began her career as a medical technician at
Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital before staying
home to raise her children. In 1979, she returned to
work as a full-time teacher, spending 14 years at
Central School as a fifth and sixth-grade science
and math teacher and another 6 teaching science at
Lincoln Junior High School.
Marilyn highly valued education
for children and during those years; she touched the
lives of many students in Lincoln.
Marilyn was actively involved in
her community, serving as president of the Lincoln
Public Library Board of Directors, a Girl Scout
troop leader, a member of the Lincoln Junior Womanís
Club, and participated with Ron inUnited Methodist
Church mission trips to Henderson Settlement
(Kentucky) and the McCurdy Schools (New Mexico).
Marilyn was a talented seamstress and
quilter, an avid genealogist, and loved gardening,
reading, dachshunds, camping and the outdoors.
Marilyn & Ron loved to travel and got to share many
of their adventures with friends, visiting
Australia, Ireland, Russia, Hungary, Turkey, Italy,
Denmark, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Canada,
Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii, and many other states.
Above all, Marilyn loved her
family and would do anything for them and we will
miss her. The family wishes to thank the staff at
Timber Creek Village, Copper Creek Cottages, The
Carlyle House, and Hospice of Dayton for the care
and kindnessí given to Marilyn, Ron and their family
during the decline of their health.
Visitation will be held Friday, May 17, 2019
starting at 11:00 a.m. with a funeral service at
1:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in
Lincoln, IL. Burials for Marilyn and Ron will be
held immediately following the service at Elkhart
The family welcomes flowers or
donations to the Alzheimer's Association or Hospice
Holland, Barry, & Bennett Funeral
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