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Marilyn Mollan

November 11, 1925 — January 13, 2021

Marilyn Mollan

Marilyn J. Mollan

Age 95 of Wilmington, passed away Wednesday evening, January 13, 2021.

Born November 11, 1925 in Joliet, Illinois, Marilyn Jayne was a daughter of Andy Guy and Ruth Glen (Hocking) Burt. She was raised and educated in Joliet; graduated from Joliet Township High School, and went on to marry James Mollan on May 4, 1944 in the Universalist Unitarian Church in Joliet. Marilyn was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Wilmington, belonged to the Wilmington Garden Club, and was a former resident of Stough Circle. Marilyn worked for Johnson & Johnson Personal Products for several years and she and her husband Jim were partners in the Joliet Yacht Club. In her free time, Marilyn enjoyed reading and sewing, and will be remembered for her artistry.

Survivors include her children, William Mollan of Joliet and Dawn (Curtis) Fox and Jeffery Mollan (Kim Teague), both of Wilmington; grandchildren, Chad (Stacy) Fox, Kevin (Carly) Fox, Jeffrey Mollan and Jennifer Mollan, and great grandchildren: Tyler, Teagan, Lincoln, Parker, Birdie, Caitlyn, Brianna, Ryan, Scarlett, Adriana, Alexis, Cody, Katy, Amanda, McKinleigh and Ashley, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents, husband James, and one granddaughter, Riley; three sisters: Dollie (Al) Lindstrom, Dorothy (Bob) Stahl and Joyce (Ray) Zierman, and one brother, Bud Hocking.

Cremation rites have been accorded, and Marilyn will be laid to rest with her late husband Jim in Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood.

Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Marilyn’s memory to The Wilmington Garden Club.

Family and friends are encouraged to sign the guest book, upload photographs and share Marilyn’s memorial page online through social media by logging onto:

Cremation services and memorial arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Baskerville Funeral Home in Wilmington. (815-476-2181)

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