MARILYN G. VALENTINE, 79 SUN CITY CENTER, FL - Marilyn G. Valentine, 79, of Sun City Center, FL, passed away Sunday, August 17, 2014. Marilyn was born in Berwick, Pa, and earned her Bachelor's degree in Education from Rockford College, followed by her Master's degree in Education from Northern Illinois University. She retired from Rockford School District #205, after 37 years of service as an elementary school teacher. Marilyn moved from Rockford, IL to Sun City Center, FL in 2002, where she volunteered at the Sun City Center Library. She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Richard Eckroth; her second husband, Robert Valentine; and by her son, Steven Eckroth. Survivors include her children, Lee Eckroth and Lynn Eckroth; two sisters, Jaqueline Flood and Leslie (Jim) Crop; and her granddaughter, Leigha (Kyle) Merod-Eckroth. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens, Machesney Park, IL. Arrangements by Sun City Center Funeral Home, Sun City Center, FL, 813-634-9900.
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Published in Rockford Register Star from Aug. 23 to Aug. 24, 2014