Marilyn received her Bachelor’s degree and graduated Cum Laude from SIU Carbondale at the age of 61. She retired from Civil Service at Scott AFB where she worked as a communications specialist for the White House Communication Agency. Marilyn was a 65 year member of Beta Sigma Phi sorority. She was also very active with St. Paul United Church of Christ, American Business Women’s Association and the Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary. She enjoyed traveling, playing cards and especially spending time with family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ervin J. and Irma, nee Frey, Kloess; and a brother, Ervin J. (Mary) Kloess.
Surviving are two children, Glen (Frances) Young of St. Jacob, IL, and Laurie (Ron) Stephens of Millstadt, IL; two granddaughters, Megan (Dylan) Schaller and Alyssa Stephens; a great-grandson arriving in August; two step-grandchildren, Jeremy (Maggie) Stinson and Justin Stinson; and a step-great-granddaughter, Hazel Stinson.
The family would like to thank the Esquiline, apartment community at the Shrine and the staff at Memorial Care Center for their care and compassion.
Memorials may be made to St. Paul United Church of Christ, Belleville, IL, or to the Salvation Army. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit from 10 a.m. to 12 noon Saturday, May 15, 2021, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 12 noon Saturday, May 15, 2021, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with Rev. Michelle Torigian officiating.
Burial will be at Walnut Hill Cemetery, Belleville, IL.