Marilyn Landry

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Marilyn M. Landry, nee Monken, 91, of San Antonio, TX, formerly of Belleville, IL, born October 19, 1931, in Shiloh Valley Township, IL, passed away Wednesday, July 5, 2023, at Seasons Alzheimer’s Care and Assisted Living.

Mrs. Landry retired from Boatmen’s National Bank as a personal banker. Marilyn was both a Deacon and 50-year member of First United Presbyterian Church in Belleville, IL, and a member of the Helmsman Mariners. Marilyn enjoyed baking, gardening, and painting. She loved parties and large gatherings of family and friends. She had the biggest heart. No stray was ever turned away, be they animal or human. They all became family.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 61 years, Adam D. Landry, whom she married on September 17, 1955, and who died on November 18, 2016; her daughter, Diana Sharp; her son, Paul Anthony (Tony) Landry; her dearly loved brothers, Vernon Monken and Elton Monken; and her parents, Albert and Amelia, nee Haury, Monken.

Surviving her are her children; Linda (Bruce) Stone of Schertz, TX, Mark Landry of Millstadt, IL, David (Pamela) Landry of Cibolo, TX; 11 grandchildren, Bryan (Jennifer), Brandon (Megan), Samual, Noah, Nick (Kaylee), Josh, Alicen, Christopher, Michael, Katie, and Steven; ten great-grandchildren, Dylan, Carter, Kaden, Jack, Elizabeth, Addison, Maxwell, Pendleton, Christine and Adelynn; the father of four of her grandchildren, Edward (Amy) Stayman of Gurnee, IL; and her sister-in-law, Norma Fay Landry of Maurice, LA.

Memorials may be made to First United Presbyterian Church. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit with the family from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, July 22, 223, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral:   Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 22, 2023, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Graveside prayer and burial will follow at Shiloh Valley Township Cemetery, Shiloh, IL.


9 Comments on Marilyn Landry

Julie Eichhol said : Guest Report Jul 21, 2023 at 8:11 AM

Sending my most sincere condolences for the loss of your mother. Marilyn and I go way back to the banking days, and she was always a ray of sunshine. Her sweet smile and positive attitude, emanated wherever she was. Through her many kindnesses, she always made you feel special. A few years back, we reconnected through Facebook and she sent me her no-fail pie crust recipe. I tucked it away and forgot about it but now I think I will make a pie in her honor. Remembering her fondly, Julie

  • Belleville
  • Il
Fran Padavic Williamson said : Guest Report Jul 16, 2023 at 7:11 PM

From the first time I met Mae, I knew she was the sweetest lady ever. Her delightful playful sense of humor never failed to pick up my spirits. The twinkle of those blue eyes was warm, loving & I knew she was sometimes up to mischievous! I appreciated all the tricks she gave making pie crust, though I have not gotten the knack for this. Mae was one those constant sweet ladies. Rest in peace Mae. You are missed. Fran Padavic Williamson Colonnade Senior Living

  • O'Fallon
  • IL
Donna Bown said : Guest Report Jul 13, 2023 at 9:46 AM

Mark. Please except my deepest sympathy in the lose of your Mother . My thoughts & Prayers are with you & your family. May you find comfort in the love of friends & family.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Glenna Howell said : Guest Report Jul 13, 2023 at 7:44 AM

Marilyn was one SWEET lady. Don't think I ever saw her without a smile. She will be missed.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Jean mccann said : Guest Report Jul 12, 2023 at 5:17 PM

Marilyn was such a sweet and kind lady. I am fortunate to have known her.

  • O’Fallon
  • Il
Kathy Tiedemann said : Guest Report Jul 11, 2023 at 6:31 AM

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Marilyn. She was such a kind and loving person, who always gave to everyone else. You will be sadly missed!

  • BellevilleBelleville
  • Illinois
Annette Knepper said : Guest Report Jul 10, 2023 at 8:27 PM

So sorry to hear about Marilyn. I worked with her at the bank. She was a joy to work with and always had a funny story to share about bringing up kids. Sending hugs and prayers to her entire family.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Patricia Pierce said : Guest Report Jul 10, 2023 at 6:36 PM

Marylyn was one of the greatest LADIES I have ever known. Sweet, understanding, caring, AND the best baker of homemade goods. She will be greatly missed.

  • o’Fallon
  • IL
Dale G Theobald said : Guest Report Jul 10, 2023 at 5:46 PM

Sorry for your loss. I worked with Marilyn at the bank. Everyone enjoyed her at the bank.

  • Belleville
  • il

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