Marilyn C. Malone 76, of Onekama, passed away peacefully in her sleep on the morning of September 4, 2019 in Bonita Springs, Fla. Marilyn was born to the late Vera and Murell Welch in Flora, Ill. on Jan. 24, 1943.
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She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in elementary education with a minor in Spanish in 1965 from Central Michigan University. She was an elementary school teacher in Saginaw, Michigan for 10 years, raised her children, and then managed a family business for over 20 years.
She married William Malone in 1969 enjoying 50 years of marital bliss and raising three children. She loved to salmon fish the Great Lakes; watch the sunset over Lake Michigan and the Gulf of Mexico and to bake with and for her family. Her kindness, wisdom and wit will be greatly missed.
Marilyn is survived by her loving husband, William D. Malone and their three children; Tracey Hamilton (Joe), Melissa Sanjeh (Teddie) and Michael Malone (Natalie). She adored her seven grandchildren; Ava, Isabel and Elise Hamilton and Maggie, Eryn, Emily and Evan Malone.
A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 11:00 AM at the Oak Grove Funeral Home in Manistee with Mike Malone officiating. The family will receive friends beginning at 10:00 AM.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to the American Cancer Society.
Local Arrangements by Oak Grove Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Manistee, Please visit Marilyn’s personal page at www.oakgrovefh.com.