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Marilyn Bottin

8/10/1929 - 5/5/2018

PEKIN ~ Marilyn Myers Bottin, 88, of Pekin, passed away at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 5, 2018 at her home. 

Born August 10, 1929 in Chicago to Jacob and Hallie (Ireland) Myers, she married Albert Carl “Al” Bottin on October 20, 1951 in Peoria.  He died May 8, 2012.  She was also preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Linda Fiorenza; and one brother, Charles Myers.

Surviving are one daughter, Carolyn (Rich) Root of Pekin; nine grandchildren, Amy (Mike) Wilson of Pekin, Jeffrey (Cali) Flairty of Pella, Iowa, Hannah (Evan Elliott) Fiorenza of Puyallup, Washington, Neil Fiorenza of Lake Zurich, Claudia Fiorenza, Olivia Fiorenza, and Cole Fiorenza, all of Libertyville, Kari (Doug Janes) Root of Hingham, Wisconsin, and Jeff Root of Phoenix; ten great-grandchildren, Ben, Miles, Elizabeth, Avianna, Kellen, Anniston, Kaitlin, Giuliana, Caelin, and Carson.

A graduate of Washburn High School, she received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Duke University in 1950.

Marilyn was a member and past deaconess of First United Presbyterian Church in Pekin.  She also was a member of the Pekin Hospital League for over 50 years, PEO Sisterhood Chapter LM (past President), Pekin Country Club, and a charter member of the Pekin Y Reserves.  She was a former chairman of board at Washburn Bank.

Marilyn had a passion for playing golf and was the ladies golf champion at the Pekin Country Club for several years.  She also enjoyed playing bridge with her friends, gin rummy with her family, and donating many hours of knitted and crocheted items.  In earlier years, she was an avid tennis player and sang with the Bradley Chorale for several years.  Marilyn will be remembered for being talented and giving to her family, church, and community.

Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 10, 2018 at First United Presbyterian Church in Pekin.  The Rev. Samuel Gibb will officiate.  Visitation will be from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. Thursday at the church.  Burial will be at Prairie Haven Cemetery in Pekin.

Arrangements are by Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.

Memorial contributions may be made to First United Presbyterian Church, 1717 Highwood Avenue, Pekin, IL 61554 or to the Pekin Hospital League, 600 South 13th Street, Pekin, IL 61554.

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