Marilyn Young

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Marilyn J. Young, nee Kloess, 91, of Belleville, IL, born December 28, 1929, in Belleville, IL, died Monday, May 10, 2021, at Memorial Care Center, Belleville, IL.

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

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.


5 Comments on Marilyn Young

Phillip Pearson said : Guest Report May 17, 2021 at 5:18 PM

Marilyn was a mother, friend, teacher, and guidance counselor to us all. She openly shared her technical knowledge and life experience. Marilyn was very professional and highly respected and appreciated for her work, especially by me. Her sweet, kind, caring demeanor was the icing on the cake. I love you Marilyn. You enhanced my life significantly. Mary and I send our deepest condolences to your loving family.

  • Lebanon
  • Il
Mike and Minda said : Guest Report May 15, 2021 at 6:32 AM

We are so very sorry for your loss. Marilyn was a gentle, loving and kind person. We will definitely miss her sweet smile. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We love you Glen and Frances!

  • Maryland Heights
  • MO
ALLEN WIGGINS NARFE CHAP 1019 said : Guest Report May 14, 2021 at 9:48 AM

Sorry For Your Loss. Please accept this electronic message in lieu of a Sympathy Card. Local National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) volunteers provide help in reporting the death of any federal civilian retiree or a retiree’s spouse to proper authorities. They will explain the process as needed and if requested, can report the death to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM 888-767-6738) for you. They can also assist in filling out claim forms for survivor benefits and life insurance You may call either of our Service Officers, Jim Haley at 618 795-5174 or Dean Hemmer at 618 233-3819. If unable to reach either, you may call Gene Wiggins at 618 566-7980.

  • Mascoutah
  • Illinois
Mary Wojcik said : Guest Report May 12, 2021 at 8:33 PM

My deepest sympathies to your family. She sounds like she was a very active person. She will be remembered with fondness.

  • Millstadt
  • IL
Tina Carpunky said : Guest Report May 12, 2021 at 7:06 PM

Dear Glen and Frances, I am so sorry for your loss. My heart breaks for you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Much love

  • Maryland Heights
  • Missouri

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