Marilyn Clark, 83

Marilyn J. Clark, age 83, of Three Rivers, passed away Friday, Sept. 16, 2011, at Three Rivers Health.

She was born Aug. 9, 1928, in Three Rivers, a daughter of Arthur and Irene (Fox) Acker.

On Nov. 27, 1945, she married Edward C. Clark in Centreville. He preceded her in death June 20, 1991.

Marilyn worked as a custodian at Centreville Schools for 13 years, retiring in 1991. She also worked at Continental Can, Weyerhaeuser and Denton Mills. She enjoyed camping, reading, baking and playing the organ. Marilyn was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Centreville.

Surviving are two daughters, Cheryl (Marc) Schrader of Three Rivers and Pamela (Joseph) Hofmann of Sturgis; a son, William E. (Claudia) Clark of Greensboro, N.C.; grandchildren Lisa (Doug) Shears, Kyle Shea, Jennifer (CJ) Grudzinskas and Allison (Gregg) Paitt; great-grandchildren Brittany Nichols, Jacke Shears, William Paitt and Gregg Paitt; sisters Betty Garrison of Centreville and Joann Walworth of Centreville; and her special friend, Eugene Schull of Three Rivers.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a brother, Robert Acker; a brother in law, Robert Garrison; and a nephew, Bob Garrison.

Relatives and friends will be received from 2-5 p.m. Sunday at Eley Funeral Home in Centreville. Religious services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home, with Pastor David Grimm officiating. Interment will be in the Nottawa Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Heart Association. Online messages may be left for the family at

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