Marilyn Joan Maize Millan joined her personal savior on Saturday, May 26, 2012 at 8 a.m., after a long battle with cancer.
Funeral services will be at the First Christian Church in Bowling Green on Wednesday at 1 p.m. Graveside internment will be at 4 p.m., at Columbia City Cemetery in Columbia.
Visitation will be Tuesday (today) at Mudd-Veach Funeral Home in Bowling Green from 4-8 p.m.
Marilyn was born Jan. 7, 1937 on the family farm near Pattonsburg, Harrison County. Her parents, both now deceased, were Glen W. and Alpha G. Maize. She married James Millan on June 19,1960 in Bethany at the First Christian Church. He preceded her in death in 1996.
Their union blessed them with three children. They are Mary E. Millan of Bowling Green, Rebecca A. (Edward A.) Glenn, Bowling Green, and James C. (Melissa L.) Millan of Hannibal. They all survive. Marilyn was very proud of her grandchildren that include: Anne E. (Jason K.) Shinn, Catherine M. Millan, Reid A. Glenn, Adam J. Millan and George W. Glenn. A brother, George W. (Vesta) Maize, of Denver, Colo., also survives. She was fortunate to have a large extended family with many surviving members.
Marilyn enjoyed growing up in Northwest Missouri on Happy Valley Farm. Her family primarily raised row crops, hogs, cattle, and sheep. She was active in 4-H Club as a youth. She was proud to show her lambs at competitions, shows and fairs.
After graduation from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a bachelor’s degree in secondary education, she moved to Bowling Green. After a year in the classroom, she became engaged to and married Jim Millan. They made their home in Bowling Green where Jim practiced law with the firm of McIlroy & Millan and she was a home maker.
She loved to travel, play bridge and be with her family. She especially enjoyed attending the activities of her grandchildren. Marilyn was a very Christian, kind, caring and compassionate woman.
Marilyn was active in many organizations. She was a member of First Christian Church in Bowling Green as a former Sunday school teacher, elder, deacon and board member; Heir Study Club; Daughters of the American Revolution; P.E.O. Sisterhood; Champ Clark-Honeyshuck board; Girl Scout leader; and the Alpha Delta Pi sorority. She was also Bowling Green Citizen of the Year. For several years she loved to sing with the Heir Study singers.
Those serving as pallbearers are John McIlroy Jr., Bill McIlroy, Reid Glenn, Adam Millan, George Glenn, Jason Shinn, Ted Glenn and Matt Hood. Honorary pallbearers are Ed Lawson, Frank Fanning, Richard LaBrier, Paula Stewart, Sue Davis and Jane Powell.
Memorials to honor Marilyn’s life may be made to The First Christian Church in Bowling Green, Pike County Home Health and Hospice or The Champ Clark-