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Marilyn R. Brubaker

October 9, 1937 ~ May 5, 2021 (age 83)


Marilyn R. Brubaker, age 83 of Marion passed away on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at Marion General Hospital in Marion.

Marilyn was born on October 9, 1937 in Wabash, Indiana the daughter of the late Clyde Smith, Sr. and Ethel Rose (Winbiggler) Smith. 

She married Todd J. Brubaker on October 31, 1954 and he preceded her in death on April 24, 2009. She worked at Foster Forbes for ten years and then sold Avon for more than 20 years.

Marilyn was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene.  She enjoyed doing puzzles and word search.  Marilyn and Todd loved dressing up for Halloween (their Anniversary) as Kato and the Green Hornet.  Their house was always decorated during Christmas time, and they loved having decorating competitions with their daughter, Brenda.  Marilyn loved life and a good joke, and enjoyed being with family and spending time with her grandchildren.

Marilyn is survived by two daughters, Brenda Robinson (Daniel) of Marion and Deborah Wright of Roxanna, Kentucky; two brothers, John (Margaret) Smith of Marion and Richard Smith of Evansville; 7 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by brothers, Clyde Smith, Carl Smith, Forrest Smith, George Smith, Bob Smith, Bill Smith and Jim Smith; sisters, Mary Shoemaker, Frieda Goodman and Dorothy Chandler; son-in-law, Donald Madden; and a great-grandson, Evan Binnion.

Friends and family may call from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, May 10, 2021 at Raven-Choate Funeral Home, 1202 W. Kem Road, Marion, Indiana. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 in the funeral home with Pastor David Parker officiating.

Burial will follow funeral services in Gardens of Memory Cemetery, Marion (Huntington County), Indiana.

Memorial contributions may be made to Cancer Services of Grant County, 305 S. Norton Avenue Tower Suites, Marion, Indiana 46952.

Online condolences may be shared at www.ravenchoate.com

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May 10, 2021

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Raven-Choate Funeral Home
1202 Kem Road
Marion, IN 46952

Funeral Service
May 11, 2021

11:00 AM
Raven-Choate Funeral Home
1202 Kem Road
Marion, IN 46952


Gardens of Memory Cemetery
11201 S Marion Road 35
Marion, IN 46952


Cancer Services of Grant County
305 S. Norton Avenue, Tower Suites, Marion IN 46952

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