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Marilyn (McClain) Reiley, 71, Bridgewater, passed away Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, at Bergen Mercy Hospital, Omaha.
Marilyn (McClain) Reiley, the daughter of Carl and Irene Elizabeth (Thorne) McClain, was born Nov. 21, 1946, in Shenandoah. Marilyn entered eternal rest Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, at Bergan Mercy Hospital in Omaha.
Marilyn attended school in Red Oak and graduated from Red Oak High School with the class of 1964. Marilyn was united in marriage to Robert James "Jim" Reiley Aug. 15, 1970, in Reno, Nev. She and Jim lived many places while Jim served in the U.S. Air Force. In 1993, the family settled in Bridgewater. Marilyn was a lifelong caregiver, working as a nurse's aid for the Union 1199 in New York, and most recently the Good Samaritan Society in Fontanelle until her retirement in 1996.
She had many things that brought her joy in life, including cooking, watching HGTV, and gardening. Her dogs were especially important to her. Marilyn was also a member of the Carl United Methodist Church.
Left to cherish Marilyn's memory are her husband, Jim of Bridgewater; daughters, Simony Schmitt and husband Tracy of Massena, and Tracy Kempkes and husband Gregg, and their son Dillon of Bennington, Neb.; grandchildren, Nick Reiley and wife Lexi of Massena, and Hunter Swagel, Ethan D. Schmitt of Walnut, Katie A. Schmitt of Atlantic, and Erin D. Schmitt of Atlantic; two great-grandchildren on the way; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Preceding Marilyn in death were her parents; two brothers, Bob and Butch McClain; and two sisters, Geraldine Seeger and Darlene Hunt.
Memorial Services were Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, at Pearson Family Funeral Service & Cremation Center, Corning, with Pastor Fred Bryson officiating. Memorials may be directed to the . Pearson Family Funeral Service & Cremation Center was in charge of services. On-line condolences may be left at
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Published in The Red Oak Express on Jan. 30, 2018
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