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Marilyn K. Underhill


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Marilyn K. Underhill Obituary

HILLSDALE - Marilyn K. Underhill, 85, of Hillsdale, passed away Saturday, February 13, 2016 at Drews Place of Village Green in Hillsdale. She was born June 12, 1930 in Kendallville, Indiana to Verne Clifford and Velma (Cain) Knight. Marilyn married Robert Underhill in June of 1954 and after 23 years in Hillsdale and 25 years in Florida, she returned to Hillsdale in 2001.

Marilyn graduated from North Side High School in Fort Wayne in 1948 and from Kalamazoo College, where she was a member of Eurodelphian Gamma and the Kalamazoo College Choir. Marilyn had a love for volunteering and serving others through her work as a Girl Scout camp counselor and leader, Camp Fire leader and board member, and American Red Cross volunteer worker for victims of tornados. She also enjoyed volunteering with Special Skaters Society for mentally and physically challenged children and tutoring mathematic students in GED programs in Florida and Hillsdale. For 13 years, she was a counselor at Woman's Resource Center in Sarasota where she also served on the board of directors. Marilyn enjoyed working on genealogy researching a great-great grandfather from the Isle of Man, traveling, crossword and jigsaw puzzles. She was a member of College Baptist Church in Hillsdale and former member of Hillsdale Woman's Club, Hillsdale Golf and Country Club, Hillsdale Child Study Club and the Emeritus Club of Kalamazoo College.

Survivors include three daughters, Diane (Roderick) MacLennan of Hillsdale, Linda (Jack) Mosley of Hillsdale and Laura Dully of Boylston, Massachusetts; five grandchildren, Kathryn (Darren) Vinson, Anthony (Jessica) Mosley, Amanda (Nate) Coy, Amy (Ryan) Sekula and Andrew Dully and 9 great-grandchildren, Hollynn, Ainsley, Addison, Jackson, Silas, Violet, Brendan, Zachary and Aurillia

Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents; brother, James Knight and son-in-law, Kevin Dully.

Funeral services for Marilyn Underhill will be Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 11:00 AMat VanHorn-Eagle Funeral Home in Hillsdale with Pastors Jason Meckelburg and Thomas Burke officiating. Interment will follow at Lakeview Cemetery in Hillsdale. The family will receive friends for visitation on Wednesday from 5:30-8:00 PM at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to College Baptist Church, Hospice of Hillsdale County, or the Velma I. Knight Scholarship of Hillsdale College. Please visit www.eaglefuneralhomes.com to leave online condolences.
Published in The Hillsdale Daily News on Feb. 16, 2016
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