Marilyn Michener

Marilyn Michener

TUSCOLA – Marilyn A. Michener, 63, of Tuscola passed away at 12:52 p.m. Monday (Feb. 4, 2013) at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, at the Tuscola United Methodist Church, 901 N. Prairie St., Tuscola, with the Rev. Patty Johansen officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today (Wednesday) at Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home, 705 S. Main St., Tuscola. Burial will be in Tuscola Township Cemetery, Tuscola.

Marilyn was born Oct. 2, 1949, in Fairfield, the daughter of Luther E. and Betty Lou Conaway Iles. She married Alan F. Michener on March 3, 1973, in Anna. He survives.

Other survivors include her sons, Scott Michener and wife, Shannon and their children, Lucas, Harrison and Maya, all of Lebanon, Ind., and Dr. Phillip Michener and wife, Christine and their children, Simon, Elijah and Leah of Greenville, Miss.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Luther E. Iles Jr.

Marilyn was a retired fifth-grade school teacher, having taught at East Prairie Middle School in Tuscola for 25 years.

She was a member of the Tuscola United Methodist Church.

Marilyn really loved spending time with her grandchildren.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials are suggested to: East Prairie Middle School, 409 S. Prairie St., Tuscola, IL 61953, or Mills Breast Cancer Institute, 602 W. University Ave., Urbana, IL 61801.

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