Marilyn McNeill died on Nov. 9, 2012. She was 76.
She was born on Sept. 6, 1936, in Goodland Kan., to Kenneth and Pennette House.
She married James McNeill on June 9, 1957, in Goodland, Kan. She graduated from Baker University in 1958 with a degree in physical education.
Mrs. McNeill enjoyed playing piano and organ for church, needlework and knitting, was a golf club champion at her home in Thatcher, Ariz., and obtained her bridge life-master award.
A celebration of life was held Nov. 13 at the Cedaredge Community United Methodist Church. A second service will be held Nov. 24 at 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Goodland, Kan., where she will be buried.
Mrs. McNeill is survived by her son, Jerry McNeill and his wife Joyce of Montrose; her daughter, Julie Ryan and her husband Phillip of Wichita, Kan.; four grandchildren, Amanda Ryan, Talia Hunninghake and her husband John, Cortney Ryan and Ryan McNeill; and one great-granddaughter, Jane Hunninghake.
She was preceded in death by her sons, John and Bill.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Hospice and Palliative Care, of Western Colorado, P.O. Box 24, Delta, CO 81416; to the Cedaredge Community United Methodist Church; or the First United Methodist Church of Goodland, Kan.