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Marilyn M. Botts

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 23rd, 2013

EARLVILLE - Marilyn M. Botts, 84, of Earlville died April 19, 2013 at Mendota Community Hospital.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 25 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 415 South East St., Earlville with Rev. Tammy Anderson officiating. Burial will be private at a later date. Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m. on Thursday at the church. Arrangements were entrusted to Hanley-Turner-Eighner Funeral Home in Earlville.

Mrs. Botts was born May 27, 1928 in rural Earlville on the family farm to Clarence and Rena ( Knoll ) Gast. She married Charles E. Botts Jr. on Jan. 10, 1948 in Earlville.

Survivors include her husband of Earlville; two daughters, Wanda (Carl) Planthaber of Camanche, Iowa and Diane (Gary) Lampe of LaMoille; one son, Steven Botts of Earlville; six grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; two brothers, LaVerne Gast and Robert (Pat) Gast, both of Earlville; one sister, Phyllis (Stan) Nash of Naperville; one brother-in-law, Rod Kellogg of California; several nieces and nephews; and her loving companion, Dora.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Lois Gast and Elaine Kellogg.

Mrs. Botts was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Earlville and the Women’s Auxiliary of Mendota VFW Post 4079. She attended Earlville schools graduating in 1947. She enjoying sewing and sewed for the veterans and received awards for her sewing. She was a very hard worker, helping her husband on the farm, working in the garden and taking care of their home. Most important was her family and spending time with them.

Memorials may be directed to Immanuel Lutheran Church in Earlville.

For more information or to sign the online guest book, go to www.EighnerFuneralHomes.com

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