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Marilyn Yerkey

May 3, 1922 — October 8, 2014

Marilyn E. Yerkey, 92, of Woodhull, Illinois died Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at Hope Creek Care Center in East Moline. Services are 10:00 a.m. Monday, October 13, 2014 at the United Church of Woodhull. Burial will be in the Woodhull Cemetery. Visitation will be 3-5 p.m. Sunday at the Peterson-Wallin-Knox Funeral Home in Woodhull. Memorials may be left to the Clover Public District Library or the United Church of Woodhull. Online condolences may be made at

She was born May 3, 1922 in Dixon, Iowa to Harry and Violet Peterson Fay. She graduated from Woodhull High School in 1941 and attended Moline business College. She married Jack H. Yerkey on October 13, 1946 in Orion, IL. He died on February 1, 1995.

Marilyn was a secretary for 12 years at the Turner-Vermost Agency in Moline, IL, retiring in 1984. She was later a librarian at the Woodhull Public Library. She attended the United Church of Woodhull. She enjoyed reading, collecting miniature shoes and was an avid Cubs fan.

Survivors include one brother, Harry Richard (Mary) Fay of Glen Ellyn, Illinois; sister-in-law, Barbara Fay of Mt. Morris, Illinois; nieces and nephews, Diane Lovell, Judy Gustafson, Janice Nelson, Deb Wright, Melanie Garrett, Gracia McAllister, Beth Quoss, Mike, Terry, Larry and Mark Fay, Kay Teeter, Paula Blackburn and Becky Sweeney.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one son, Mark Alan, one sister, Elaine Carlson, brother, Floyd Fay and a nephew Richard Gustafson.

Visitation Details

Sunday, October 12th, 2014, 3:00pm - 5:00pm, Peterson-Wallin-Knox Funeral Home Woodhull

Service Details

Monday, October 13th, 2014, 10:00am, United Church of Woodhull

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