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Marlys Schilling

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Marlys Jean Schilling, age 63 of Clarksville, Iowa died Sunday, May 10, 2009, at the Waverly Health Center. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, May 14, 2009, at St. John’s United Church of Christ-Pleasant Hill, rural Nashua with Pastor Charles Dorsey officiating. Pallbearers will be Matthew & Kelsi Schilling, Michael Schilling, Andrew Schilling, Megan Neuendorf, Morgan Neuendorf, Emily Pothast, Joseph Pothast, Greg Schneider and Blane Schneider. Interment will be in the church cemetery at a later date. Friends may greet the family 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 13, 2009, at the Hugeback & Chenoweth Funeral Home, Nashua. Visitation continues an hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday. Marlys Jean Schilling was born November 23, 1945, in Waterloo, the daughter of Lawrence and Gladys (McFadden) Sinnott. She received her education in West Union, IA. On January 15, 1961, at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, she married Frederick Schilling. To this union four children were born. The couple farmed for many years near Clarksville and Marlys also worked several years at WebMD in Waterloo. Marlys was a long time member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, Pleasant Hill, of Nashua. She enjoyed attending her grandchildren’s activities, reading and listening to music. Her family was her greatest joy. Marlys is survived by her husband, Frederick; one son, Scott (Doreen) Schilling of Clarksville; three daughters, Jennifer (Michael) Pothast of Shell Rock, IA, Melissa (Dale) Schneider of Denver, IA, Priscilla Schilling of Austin, TX; nine grandchildren; one brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Lyle & Sylvia Schafer of Greene, IA. She was preceded in death by her parents.

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  1. Our sympathy to you, Fred, and the family. So sad that she had conquored cancer and then this happened. May the Lord be with you all and the fond memories of your life together help ease your grief. Sorry we will not be able to attend the memorial service. Marlys was a great lady. God’s Love be with you, Frieda & Gene

  2. I’ve known Marlys for as long as she worked at Control-o-fax/Emdeon and she could always be counted on to have a positive outlook, a happy nature, a kind word for everyone she came in contact with – and that wonderful big smile. She was an asset to the company and a wonderful friend. I will truly miss her but know that she is still with us and smiling. May God’s love sustain you in your loss.

  3. Sorry we could not make it to the visitation Wednesday evening. On behalf of Julie and I and every one in the department please accept our condolences. Josef

  4. I remember Marlys as a wonderfully kind, giving and cheerful neighbor while I was growing up. I spent many hours at their home playing with Priscilla and for 4-H meetings and etc. So sorry to hear what happened and I am thinking of you all.

  5. I was always the weird kid who woke up early after a sleepover at Priscilla’s house. Marlys was always there to eat breakfast with me at the kitchen table. Such a nice lady/family. I’m sorry for your loss.

  6. To The Family Of Marlys Schilling: We are so sorry to hear of your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. With deepest sympahty, The Faust Family

  7. I’m so sorry to hear of your loss (my Dad forwarded me the obituary). Your mom was such a nice lady. *I remember she gave my sister (Laura) a white rabbit from your farm and we named it ‘Marly’ after your mom. Your family is my prayers.

  8. Marlys was a wonderful person and a joyful spirit whom I had the great pleasure of working with. I will always miss her.

  9. Marlys was my best friend in high school. We had a lot of good times. She was also a bridesmaid in my wedding. I will miss her.

  10. Dear Family of Marlys Schilling, I want to express my sincere sympathy for the loss of your loved one. You can be assured that comfort and hope are found in the pages of the Bible. Revelations 21: 4 tells of a time when sorrow will be no more. I hope this encouragement helps your family in the days ahead. Please take care of yourselves. Sincerely Mrs. Watkins

  11. My thoughts are with your family in this time of sorrow. I remember how Marlys helped me with my flower for prom. She was such a great friend, neighbor and mother. She will be greatly missed. You are in my prayers. May your memories give you strength and may the love of those around you help you through the days ahead.

  12. Melissa and Dale and family: So saddened to hear of your loss. You have always spoken of your mother with great love and respect. She must have been a very special lady to have raised such a wonderful daughter! I can only imagine your saddness at this difficult time. May the Lord sustain you in your time of need.

  13. To the Schilling family, I am so sorry for your loss. I will truly miss Marlys. She was a great lady and she will always have a special place in my heart. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  14. Melissa and Dale, Our deepest sympathies to you and your family. You are in our hearts and in our prayers. If there is anything that you need, do not hesitate to ask. Jeff and Kim Williams and family

  15. Priscilla and families: I’m sorry to hear of the passing of you mother. As I remember from our high school days she loved everything that had anything to do with her children. Your mom was always sporting a smile and kind words. May the Lords hands guide and heal you. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Angi

  16. To Fred and family of Marlys. Marlys and I went back a long ways in West Union in the 8th grade. We walked to school together, went skating with a mutual friend, Butch Ficken, and ate ice cream sundaes (her’s was with hot fudge and marshmallow cream & mine was hot fudge with butterscotch.) She was such a dear friend and I shall never forget her or Fred. God bless you all. I am here for you if you ever want to talk.

  17. I was very saddened and surprised to hear of your mom’s passing. I just had nice visit with her at the Women of Faith Conference a week ago in Des Moines. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  18. Dear Schilling Family, I am so sorry to hear about your loss of such a great person. What I hold dear is your Mom’s smile, laugh, hugs, and her amazing way of letting everyone around her know that they were loved. She was everyone’s Mom. She will be missed by everyone.

  19. Our condolences for your loss,she’ll be dearly missed.Connie cherished the conversation after learning of her breast cancer,she was kind and thought of other’s.Sincerely Tom&Connie.

  20. To the family of Marlys: I extend to all of you my deepest and heartfelt sympathy. I worked with Marlys at (Control-o-fax) Emdeon a few years ago and we kept in touch. Her smile, positive attitude and kind words thru the years have been a blessing to me in many circumstances. I will truly miss her. God blessed us with her for too short of a time….May His peace and care for you sustain you now. Pat Svoboda


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