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Edith Marlin

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.

Date: 5-28-2003
Submitted by: Ken Richardson

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