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