Marilyn L. Ristow, 88, of Chillicothe passed away on Sun. June 23, 2019 at Heritage Health Care in Chillicothe.
Marilyn was born on June 24, 1930 in Paxton the daughter of Harry L. and Ada (Coppenbarger) Swanson. She married Allen E. Ristow on April 27, 1952 in Paxton.
Surviving is her daughter, Debra A. (Tom) Harms of Chillicothe; her son, Marc A. (Kate) Ristow of Creston, CA; granddaughter, Katie Ristow; and step-grandson, Dale (Jena) Harms. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, two sisters and one brother.
Marilyn attended schools in Paxton, graduating high school in 1948. She had previously been employed as a laboratory and x-ray technician in hospitals in Paxton, Champaign and Tuscola; a secretary at the Methodist Church in Paxton; retired following seventeen years employment at the Paxton Schools, and was an administrative secretary for Professional Services at All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg, FL.
Marilyn enjoyed volunteering at hospitals, schools, Wildlife Prairie State Park and Lakeview Branch Library, Peoria.
A graveside service will be held on Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 1:00 pm at Swan Lake Memorial Gardens in Peoria. In Lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice in her name. Arrangements were handled through Weber-Hurd Funeral Home.
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