Edith Marlin, 93, of Rochester and formerly of Mt. Vernon, died May 28, 2003, while undergoing
hospice care at her daughter’s home in Rochester.
She was born Aug. 21. 1909, in Johnson County, a daughter of Henry and Katie (Newman) Soper.
She married Terry N. Marlin in 1927. He preceded her in death, as did a daughter, Martha June Marlin.
She considered herself a homemaker. However, while living in Mt. Vernon she served the Southern
Illinois Conference of the United Methodist Church as secretary of the traffic office for a number
of years. She also served as the district officer of the Women’s Society of Christian Service of
the United Methodist Church. She was a gifted musician and enjoyed playing both the piano and organ.
After her husband’s death in 1982, she moved to Rochester and became an active member of the Rochester
United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Marlin is survived by her son Richard Marlin and wife Viona of East Moline; daughter
Mary Elizabeth Skinner and husband Byron of Rochester; four grandchildren; and five great- grandchildren.
Visitation will be Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Wilson Park Funeral Home in Rochester. Funeral
services will be head 10:30 a.m. Monday at the funeral home with the Rev. Mike Crawford officiating.
Graveside services will be held 4 p.m. Monday at Hopewell Cemetery near Mt. Vernon.
The Rev. David Eadie will officiate.
Memorials may be made to the Rochester United Methodist Church.
For more information, you may contact Wilson Park Funeral Home at (217) 498-7348.
Submitted by; Ken Richardson