DeKALB – Marilyn Ramona Courtney, 90, of DeKalb, Ill., died Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at Oak Crest DeKalb Area Retirement Center, DeKalb.|
She was born March 15, 1924, in DeKalb, the daughter of Raymond and Ruth (Olson) Sanderson.
She was raised in rural DeKalb County and graduated from Shabbona High School. Marilyn was married to the late Thomas E. Courtney on Sept. 25, 1943. They had six children and were lifelong DeKalb residents. She was a member of DeKalb County Farm Bureau, Catholic Daughters of America 996, and St. Mary Catholic Church in DeKalb. Marilyn was a founding member of the Kishwaukee Country Club.
Survivors include son, Tom (Roe) Courtney of Titusville, Fla.; daughters, Susan (Patrick) Marshall of DeKalb and Erin (Robert) Hooks of Brighton, Mich.; six grandchildren, Todd and Bryan Courtney, Sean and Kevin Marshall and 2nd Lt. Christopher and Colleen Hooks; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas on Jan. 3, 1998; sons, Kevin and Craig on Jan. 5, 1983; and son, David, on Jan. 29, 2002.
There will be no formal services held. Cremation will be handled by the Finch Crematory, and burial of cremated remains will be at later date at Fairview Park Cemetery in DeKalb.
The family would like to thank DeKalb County Hospice and Oak Crest for all their care.
Memorials can be made to the National Autism Association, or Tails Humane Society.
Arrangements were entrusted to Ronan-Moore-Finch Funeral Home, 310 Oak St., DeKalb. To send an online condolence, visit www.ronanmoorefinch.com; 815-758-3841.
Published in Daily Chronicle on Apr. 17, 2014