She was born April 18, 1931, in Marble Hill,
Mo., the daughter of Bee-cher and Hester Barks Long. Marilyn married Wayne Lewis in Desloge on Aug. 16, 1953. He preceded her in death on Dec. 8, 1996.
Marilyn graduated from Desloge High School and Flat River Junior College. She attended Southeast Missouri State Teachers College and Webster College. Marilyn taught at Turley School (a one room school) in St. Francis County, Athena in Jefferson County, and St. Francis Borgia Elementary in Washington, Mo. After her teaching career, Marilyn was a real estate broker/office manager at Carter Gold Key in Union, Mo.
She was a member of New McKendree United Methodist Church and Esther Circle in Jackson. Marilyn was a volunteer and member of the Southeast Hospital Auxiliary and President of the Ostomy Support Group.
Survivors include three daughters, Pamela Lewis of Dexter, Susan Lewis and Mary Ann Lewis of Jackson; a sister-in-law, Wanda Long of Desloge, Mo.; and her brother-in-law, Russell Hulsey of Bland, Mo. Marilyn is also survived by her extended family, Wally and Marsha Tierney of Sullivan, Mo., and Mick and Carrie Maune of Washington, Mo.; four grandchildren: Katie Tierney of Fenton, Mo., Conor Tierney of Sullivan, Mo., Collin Maune and Carlee Maune of Washington, Mo.; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and her dog, Millie B.
Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Weldon Long, her sister Wanda Long Vaugh, and her brother Wayne Long.
Visitation will be Wednesday, Oct. 24, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Thursday, Oct. 25, from 9 a.m. to time of service at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson. A celebration of her life will be Thursday, Oct. 25, at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Jimmie Corbin officiating.
Interment will follow at Cape County Memorial Park in Cape Girardeau. Donations may be made to the Jackson Food Pantry or Southeast Hospital Foundation. McCombs Funeral Home of Jackson, Mo., is in charge of all arrangements.