Marilyn Jean Gathers
passed away Nov. 30, 2013 at the age of 84. Marilyn was born in East Canton, Ohio Nov. 4, 1929 to Hazel (Rauh) and Garland Starkey. Marilyn moved to California in 1975 and to Florence, Ore., in 2011 because of her health.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Walter in 1974; her sisters, Delores Robson, Leona Simich, and June Blanc. She is survived by her daughter, Sandra (Alan) Brewster of Florence, Ore.; son, Timothy (Mary) Gathers of Redmond, Wash.; twin sister, Marian (Harold) Lang of Texas; brother, Wayne (Barbara) Starkey of Indiana; and many nieces and nephews.
In the past, Marilyn has enjoyed gardening, sewing, home decorating, crossword puzzles, and participating in church.
As for Marilyn's wishes there will be no services. Cremation arrangements are being held through Burns's Riverside Chapel and her final resting place will be at North Lawn Cemetery in Canton, Ohio.
Burns's Riverside Chapel Florence Funeral Home
2765 Kingwood Street Florence, OR 97439
Published in The Repository on Dec. 6, 2013