Marilyn Strain

CLINTON — Marilyn Strain, 82, of Decatur, formerly of Clinton, passed away at 6:08 p.m. on February 13, 2023, at her family residence, Decatur.

Funeral services to celebrate her life will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Saturday, February 25, 2023, at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, with Ernie Harvey, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at Long Point Cemetery, Wapella. Visitation will be held from 5–7 p.m. on Friday, February 24, 2023, at the funeral home.

Memorials may be directed to the Marilyn Strain memorial fund.

Marilyn was born on January 6, 1941, in Nokomis, Ill., the daughter of Wayne and Vivian (Eddington) Sievers. She married Galen M. Strain on December 1, 1962, in Nokomis. He passed away on July 5, 2012.

Survivors include her son, David (Karen Belangee) Strain, Decatur; grandson, Justin (Megan) Strain, Davenport, Iowa; and two great-granddaughters, Caroline and Elizabeth Strain; and daughter-in-law, Teresa Strain, Florida.

Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents; son, Kevin Strain; two brothers and two sisters.

Marilyn was a member of the First Christian Church, Clinton.  She was the DeWitt County ESDA coordinator and served as a precinct committeeperson.  Marilyn was a die-hard Republican and member of the D.A.R.  She enjoyed quilting and was a member of the Salt Creek Patchmakers Quilt Guild.

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