Marilyn Primrose


JOLIET — Marilyn J. Primrose, 83 of Joliet, formerly of Rochelle, passed away Feb. 2, 2019 at Our Lady of Angels in Joliet. She was born in Nachusa to the late Raymond Leroy and Aletta (Eich) Coffman.

She was married to George Primrose on Sept. 17, 1954 and shared 61 years together until his passing June 13, 2015. 

She was always known as a person with a heart of gold. She wouldn’t hesitate to help a family member, a neighbor or a stranger. Marilyn was a past Cub Scout leader. She worked several jobs, to name a few were A&W Drive In, Caron International, Del Monte and Macklin Bros. She was valedictorian of her Class of 1952 in Ashton. She was a member of Faith Lutheran Church Rochelle and was very active in her church.

She is survived by her children, Leanne (Don) Primrose-Brown of Joliet, Tim (Deanna) Primrose of Byron and Tony (Tammy) Primrose of Rockwell, Texas; one sister, Linda (Robert) Daub of Rochelle; three brothers, James (Phyllis) Coffman of Stillman Valley, Wayne (Nancy) Coffman of DeKalb and Donald (Pat) Coffman of Rockford; seven grandchildren, Emma, Sara and Spencer Brown, Kyle Primrose, Kelsey (Sam) Montana, Ryan and Ashley Primrose, step grandchild Whitney Stout and one step great-grandchild, Ryley Stout; and several nieces’ nephews and cousins.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, George; infant daughter, Nancy Kay; and step grandchild, Ryan Miller.

Visitation will be held Friday, Feb. 8 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Beverage Lyons Family Funeral Home 704 N. Sixth St., Rochelle. Funeral service will be held Saturday, Feb. 9 at 10:30 a.m. at the Faith Lutheran Church 14206 E. Flagg Rd., Rochelle, with Rev. Joy Alsop officiating. Interment to follow at Trinity Memory Garden Cemetery Rochelle. 

Memorials may be directed to Faith Lutheran Church, Rochelle. Visit www.beveragelyonsfamilyfh.com.

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