Marilyn J. Zimmerman

July 6, 1935 ~ July 19, 2021 (age 86)


Marilyn J. Zimmerman, 86, of Chillicothe passed away on July 19, 2021 at Apostolic Christian Skylines in Peoria.

Marilyn was born on July 6, 1935 in Irvington, IL the daughter of Edward and Dora (Roper) Schilling.  She married Donald Manns on Jan. 1, 1955 in Centralia, he preceded her in death on Dec. 30, 1973. She married Robert Zimmerman on July 10, 1976. 

Surviving are her children Kimberly Manns of Greensboro, N.C., Kristy (Joe) Willis of Chillicothe, Kelly (Jeff) McMorrow of Chillicothe, Robert Zimmerman of East Peoria and Mary Smith of Metamora; five grandchildren Dru (Beth) Elwell, Aaron Elwell, Andrew McMorrow, Katie McMorrow, and Kylie McMorrow; a brother Leland (Gloria) Schilling of Maquon; and two sisters Ganell Lamb of Edwardsville and Nancy (Joe) Kern of Mt. Vernon. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Robert, and two brothers.

Marilyn was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Chillicothe. She participated in Home Extension. Marilyn was an excellent seamstress and quilter.  She liked to travel and boat with her husband Robert.  She also enjoyed flowers gardening.

A graveside service will be held on Thursday, July 22, 2021 at 10:00 am at Swan Lake Memorial Gardens in Peoria.  Memorials may be made to the IVC Educational Foundation.  Marilyn’s online memorial website may be viewed at  

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Graveside Service
July 22, 2021

10:00 AM
Swan Lake Memorial Gardens, Peoria

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