Marilyn Jenkins
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Jenkins, Marilyn Grand Rapids, MI Marilyn M Jenkins, age 85, of Grand Rapids, passed away February 7, 2020. She was preceded in death by her parents Carl and Mae Jenkins and sister, Kay Jenkins Young. A lifelong resident of Grand Rapids, Marilyn was the longtime owner-operator of MM Jenkins Estate Services. She previously held positions at Butterworth Hospital and Reamon Law. A professional baseball player in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, Marilyn was a catcher for the Grand Rapids Chicks. She joined the Chicks initially in 1945 as a bat girl and upon turning age 16 became a team member for the 1952-1954 seasons. A celebration of life service will be held at the Zaagman Memorial Chapel, 2800 Burton St. S.E., Grand Rapids on Thursday, February 27th. Friends are asked to gather at 10:00am for fellowship with the service beginning at 11:00am. A private interment will follow. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to AAGPBL Players Association, 17365 Westbrook Dr., Livonia, MI. 48152.

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Published in Grand Rapids Press from Feb. 10 to Feb. 23, 2020.
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March 7, 2020
So sorry to hear about Marilyn's passing. We were longtime friends. I think there is no longer anyone left from her circle.
David Kamm
February 26, 2020
I've known Marilyn for forty years. I started doing Marilyns Hair in The early 70's. We became friends and I followed Her through her careers. She was a wonderful friend. I will miss and Love Marilyn always!
Love Becky Cusack
Rebecca Cusack
February 13, 2020
I am so sorry to hear of Marilyn's passing, and consider myself fortunate to have talked with Marilyn a few years ago and reminisce about her time playing for the Grand Rapids Chicks with my mother, Ruby.
Lisa Surman
February 12, 2020
Sympathy to Marilyn's family and friends. Marilyn was one of our teachers in the Butterworth/Ferris State Radiography programs . Excellent teacher that set very high standards for teaching us to be professional Radiographic(X-ray) technologists. Her devotion was very apparent and much appreciated by me. Brings back a lot of happy memories! Thanks , Marilyn....
Amy Basch
February 12, 2020
So sorry to hear of Marilyn's passing. My mom was also a Grand Rapids Chick player. So few are left. Enjoy the game in heaven..... !
Colleen Surman
February 11, 2020
I fondly recall Marilyn's friendship in the early 80's. She often helped another friend and I when we were doing home shows for Country to Go. I attended more than one of her estate sales as well. We lost touch after the passing of our mutual friend in 1985. I'm sure she will be missed by many!
Lori Ingraham
February 11, 2020
A very nice lady to work with on Estate sales, etc. I called Marylyn many times when my clients needed her expertise. Peace be with you.

Bob Burchfield
Keller Williams Realty
Grand Rapids, Mi
Bob Burchfield
February 11, 2020
I truly enjoyed knowing you my friend. Your no BS attitude and sense of humor were in perfect balance and I will remember you always. I remember sneaking a smoke with you at my sister's wedding and feeling loved when you attended my own. Rest in Peace M.M Jenkins.

Your friend,
Josh Bouman
February 11, 2020
Marilyn, I really enjoyed your light in my life. Your no BS manner and sense of humor were in perfect balance and I will miss you dearly. I remember sneaking a smoke with you at my sisters wedding and feeling loved when you attended my own. Rest in Peace M.M. Jenkins

Your friend always,
Josh Bouman
Josh Bouman
February 10, 2020
Marilyn was a great and caring friend. She will be sadly missed. She was always there to
listen and give welcome advice. We had a lot of fun.
Sue Bouman
Susan Bouman
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