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Marilyn Louise (Rockafellow) Whitney

Marilyn L. Whitney, age 87, of Crystal, died Sunday, September 16, 2018, at Country Friends AFC.

Marilyn was born in Alma on June 24, 1931, the daughter of Hubert and Alfretta (Fuller) Rockafellow.  She married Loy L. Whitney in Middleton on December 4, 1950.  Loy preceded her in death on October 19, 1990 after 40 years of marriage.  She worked at Dow in St. Louis, and retired after 37 years at True Value Hardware in Carson City.  Marilyn loved sewing, knitting, crocheting, gardening, and baking for her family.

Marilyn is survived by her four children, Kirk (Judy) Whitney of Stanton, Jeff (Linda) Whitney of Stanton, Randy Whitney (special friend Shirley Bogg) of Georgia, and Steve (Michelle) Whitney of Crystal; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Hubert and Alfretta Rockafellow; her mother-in law and father-in-law, Joe and Evah Peters; her grandson, Derek Whitney; and two brothers, Arlan Rockafellow and Douglas Rockafellow.

Memorial services will be 12 noon on Tuesday, September 25, at the Barden Funeral Home in Stanton, with David Steere officiating. Interment will be in Crystal Township Cemetery.  Visitation will be Tuesday, from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at noon.  Condolences may be left for the family online at

Reader Comments (11)

My condolences and sorry for your loss. She sounded like a wonderful person, heaven definitely gained another angel.
You and your family are in my thoughts, heart and prayers.
September 17, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterKeith D. Bowers
She was very good person. She will be missed
September 17, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterNancy Wiley
Kirk we are truly sorry for the loss of your precious mother our hearts and prayers are with you.
September 17, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMike and pat medley
She was my sweet Grandmother. Even though we moved to Georgia I thought about you often and with love in my in my heart. You will be greatly missed.
September 17, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterJASON WHITNEY
What a loss for Crystal....Marilyn was a woman of true character and strength. She helped many and will certainly be missed.
I am grateful that she is once again in the arms of Loy😊.
September 17, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterGayle Jensen
We loved Marilyn. She was such a sweetheart.She loved to come and would often buy apple fritters from me at the store. R.I.P. Marilyn.God Bless your family . May it comfort them to know you are with your Lord and Savior Jesus.
September 18, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterJim&Doreen Anderson
We shared many laughs and many memories together. It was always a great time working with her. She was an amazing woman. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
September 18, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterJason Anderson
I’m so sorry for your loss. Marilyn was a wonderful person. She will be missed.
September 20, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterSandra Hagerman
Marilyn was a sweet lady. My condolences to her family and to all who knew her.
September 23, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterTed J. Padgett
Our deepest sympathy to Marilyn's family. She was such a wonderful person. I always miss her smile and conversations when I go to Barnes Hardware. May she rest in peace.
September 23, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterLes & Erma Eversole
Sorry for your loss, I’m sure she will be missed.
September 24, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterTerry & Linda Ryan

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