Monday, Feb. 18, 2013

Marilyn A. Roger, 84, of Chillicothe, died Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, at Lutheran Hillside Village in Peoria.

Born March 10, 1928, in Sparland to Ezra and Agnes Rae Sarver, she married William Roger June 26, 1949, at the Congregational Church in Chillicothe. He survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Connie (Chris) Bjornstad of Okoboji, Iowa, and Debbie (Jerry) Fennell of Chillicothe; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Bill (Midge) Sarver, Ken (Diantha) Sarver, both of Chillicothe; and one sister, Janice (Roy) Shipley of Princeville.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Jim Sarver.

She was a homemaker. She served as president of the Chillicothe University Club and was the leader of Girl Scout Troop 382.

Services were Thursday at Weber-Hurd Funeral Home in Chillicothe where visitation preceded services and was Feb. 20. The Rev. Paul Park officiated. Burial was in Chillicothe City Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or to Methodist Medical Center Hospice.

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