Marilyn Jean Lynch
Funeral services for Marilyn Jean Lynch, 78, Wichita, formerly of Lawrence will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lawrence. Entombment will follow at Memorial Park Mausoleum in Lawrence. Marilyn passed away Thursday, July 30, 2015 at St. Francis Hospital in Wichita surrounded by her family.
Marilyn was born in Erie, KS August 14, 1936, the daughter of Mark Manford and Ruth Esther (Mathes) Leatherman.
She graduated from Kansas University in 1957 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Medical Technology and Pathology. She was Board Certified with the American Society of Clinical Pathology. She worked as a Medical Technologist at William Vollen Laboratory of Research Hospital in Kansas City; Methodist Hospital of Houston in Houston, Texas; Midwest Regional Medical Center in Midwest City Oklahoma; Watkins Hospital at KU; and Lawrence Memorial Hospital. For 4 years, Marilyn worked for Whitaker State Children’s Home in Pryor, Oklahoma as a social worker. She also taught biology and microbiology at Oscar Rose Junior College in Midwest City, Oklahoma; Neosho County Community College in Ottawa, Kansas. She held her real estate licensure in the States of Oklahoma and Kansas.
Mrs. Lynch was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Landlords of Lawrence, Lawrence Board of Realtors, KU Alumni Association and KU’s Williams Fund.
Mrs. Lynch began her service as a Stephen Minister at Trinity Lutheran Church on April 2, 2000 until this spring.
She married Richard “Dick” Lynch on April 4, 1959 in Houston, TX. They had two children, Patricia and Merrie. Patricia Lynch survives and lives in Wichita, Kansas with her husband, Tim Smith. Other survivors include granddaughters, Michelle Arnold-Harper and husband, Jeremiah Harper and Ashley Ann Arnold; grandson, Patrick Arnold; and sister, Mariam Mih from Chanute.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Merrie Lynn Lynch on September 16, 1993; and her husband, Richard Lynch on November 13, 1995.
The family will greet friends from 7 – 8:30 p.m. Monday, August 3, 2015 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.
Memorial contributions may be made in her name to Trinity Lutheran Church or the American Heart Association and may be sent in care of the mortuary.