Hansen-Spear Funeral Home – Quincy, Illinois

Marilyn L. Shriver

Marilyn L. Shriver, 84, of Ursa IL passed from this earth Friday, March 17, in Blessing Hospital, Quincy.

Marilyn Shriver | Hansen-Spear Funeral Home - Quincy, ILMrs. Shriver was born August 11, 1932, a daughter of Henry & Margaretha Weisheit Rabe. She attended school in Mendon, graduating from Unity High School in 1950. She married Victor L. Shriver, Jr. (Junior) on October 30, 1950, at Salem Lutheran Church in Mendon, IL.

Mrs. Shriver was an active member of Zion Church in Ursa and enjoyed attending Bible studies and services at other churches, both local and throughout the country.

Marilyn was a homemaker. She volunteered as an American Red Cross Gray Lady at Good Samaritan Home, helping the residents with art classes – a service she rendered for more than 40 years. She was a hands-on 4-H leader, teaching life skills to the Ursa Willing Workers 4-H Club members for more than 35 years. Once all of her children were in school, Marilyn worked at Forbes Clothiers, retiring as a seamstress after 27 years.

Marilyn loved gardening, tending to her flowers, and spending time with her grandchildren & great grandchildren. For countless years she used her own flowers, as well as re-purposing flowers given to the church, to ensure Zion had beautiful arrangements on the alter and piano. Her competitive side came out as she won ribbons each fair season entering baked goods, garden produce, flower arrangements, and stitchery.

In their retirement, she and Junior were ready and willing to give rides to fields, pick up parts, and share snacks. They also volunteered for Denman Medical.

In addition to her husband, Marilyn is survived by her children: Daniel (Carol) Shriver of Ursa; Jane (Jeff) Noble of Quincy; Victor L. (Chip) (Jeanne) Shriver, III, of Ursa; Judy (Bob) Hays of Quincy; and Jonathan (Molly) Shriver of Ursa.

She treasured time spent with her grandchildren, Timothy (MacKenzy) Shriver, Melissa (Adam) Hackamack, Crystal (Jeremy) Garman, Dr. Justin (Jena) Noble, Michael (Sarah) Shriver, Matthew (Ashley) Shriver, Lucas Shriver, Paul (Angela) Shriver, Rachel (Garrett) Asher, and Benjamin Shriver. Her eyes lit up as she visited with her true joy, great-grandchildren: Brinley, Brooklynn, Blake, Emmaline, Xander, Hunter, Sophie, Ayden, Riley, Conrad, Mavrick, and Jaden.

Mrs Shriver was preceded in death by her parents, siblings Ruth Daugherty, Roger Rabe, Paul Rabe, Dorothy Starman, Gene Rabe, Virginia Hufendick and Carl Rabe; as well as granddaughters Jennifer Noble and June Shriver.

Services: Mrs. Shriver’s life will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at Zion Church in Ursa, IL with Rev. David Schuring officiating.

Visitation: 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Monday, March 20, 2017 at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home.

Burial: New Providence Cemetery in Ursa, IL

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, Gideons’ International, Adams County 4-H Foundation, or Blessing Hospice.


Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of arrangements.

  1. We would like to extend our heart felt sympathy to Junior and the entire family. Marilyn was small in stature but big in energy and determination. Her family benefited as well as the local church, young people in 4-H and many others living in our area. Marilyn will be greatly missed by all. We were very fortunate to have her living among us.

  2. I had the pleasure of seeing Marilyn every summer at the Adams County Fair. She always had a smile on her face, showed kindness and patience, and never left without thanking us for helping. She will be missed! Marla

  3. So sorry for your loss! Marilyn was a fantastic 4-H Leader and was a great mentor to me! Who knew I would be sharing my own love of 4-H with others through U of I Extension! I know we will all miss her and her never ending heart to help others!

  4. So sad to hear. This special lady has been a part of my life for many years. She was my Sunday school teacher at Zion..

  5. We were so sorry to hear of Marilyn’s passing. It was always nice to visit with her and Junior at Saturday morning breakfast at our local restaurant. She always wore a smile and loved to talk of gardening. We and everyone who knew her will greatly miss her. Mellany and Mark Tretter

  6. Enjoyed talking needlework with Marilyn at Quinsippi Needlework gatherings. She will be missed. So sorry I cannot be there to express my condolence in person. Thoughts and prayers to the family. Trudy Rollins

  7. Our deepest sympathy to the Shriver and Noble families. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all!

  8. We are very sorry for your loss. Marilyn was indeed a wonderful lady. Regrettably we are out of town and unable to attend visitation but please accept our heartfelt sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  9. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. She was very sweet and kind and had a smile for everyone. She will be missed by all who knew her.

  10. So very sorry to hear of Marilyn’s passing. She was an extraordinary woman that will be missed by many. Wish time would have allowed us to be able to be with you during this difficult time. Love Allyn & Sandy Conover

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