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Marilyn (Miller) Chandler passed away January 16, 2018 to be with her Lord and Savior at the age of 82 years. Funeral services were held Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the Pierschbacher Funeral Home in Chariton. Family received friends one hour prior to the service beginning at 10:00 a.m. Memorials may be given to the Presbyterian Church in Chariton. Interment was at the Chariton Cemetery.
Marilyn L. Miller was born January 2, 1936 to Marion "Tumpy" and Alpha Burch Miller in Knoxville, Iowa. She was one of four children born to the couple. Marilyn was baptized at the Knoxville First Presbyterian Church on April 2, 1950. She grew up in Knoxville and graduated from Knoxville High School with the class of 1954.
On July 17, 1955, Marilyn was united in marriage to Ken Smith. The couple was blessed with three boys: Mike, Mark, and Miles. Her sons were her pride and joy. The couple later separated.
Marilyn was united in marriage to Jake Chandler on March 19, 1986 at the Little Brown Church. She happily became a stepmom to his children, Mark and Paula.
Marilyn worked for Verizon Telephone Company for fifteen years and then for Dollar General for five years.
Traveling with Jake in their RV was always something that Marilyn enjoyed. She also enjoyed cooking and baking, playing cards with her friends, and attending her grandchildren's sporting events. Her family was her world.
Marilyn was preceded in death by her husband, Jake Chandler in 2007; her parents, Marion and Alpha; stepdaughter, Paula Morris; and infant sister. She will be greatly missed by her children: Mike (Susan) Smith, Mark (Shannon) Smith, and Miles (Karla) Smith; stepson, Mark (Becky) Chandler; 16 grandchildren; many great grandchildren; sisters: Janice Douglas, Linda Moser, and Colleen (Denny) McDonald; and many nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.
Published on January 22, 2018
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