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“I first met Marilyn when I worked at Wal-Mart. I moved into CLRC 2 7 years later and the first voice I heard was of Marilyn. She said I know her...Read More »
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“It has been a very long time since I last spoke to Marilyn. But over the years I have always had such fond memory of her. She was such a fun person...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Kimberly Reisen-Brown - Winnebago, IL

“I met Marilyn at Wal-Mart store 1955. I worked in jewerly and she in mens, at least when I left. I moved to CLRC 2 five years ago and she was the...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Carolyn A Sharp - Rockford, IL

“Dan & Christy, Heartfelt condolences to your family in the loss of your Mother. If you need anything, anytime, just let us know. Time heals. ...Read More »
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“Rest in Peace <3 ”
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“Marilyn was a great friend to all and very special lady. I will a lways remember the great times that we had together. She will be greatly missed as...Read More »
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Marilyn J. Willis, 75, of Rockford, Illinois, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 1, 2013. She was born November 27, 1937, in Freeport, Illinois. Marilyn married Leslie O. Willis on May 11, 1957, in Mount Carroll, Illinois. Marilyn spent many years working in manufacturing at Elco, National Lock and Champion/Tenneco. In her early retirement years she also worked at Wal-Mart. Marilyn enjoyed crafts, arranging flowers and spending time with her family. Marilyn was a member of New Life Church.
Survivors include children, Denise (Steve) Shaw, Darla Griffin, Dawn Willis, Dan (Christy) Willis; ten grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and many special friends.
At Marilyn's request, no services will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations in Marilyn's name may be directed to the American Cancer Society, 4312 E. State Street, Rockford, IL 61108.
Cremation Society of Illinois assisted the family.