Marilyn Livingood

Celebration of life services for Marilyn Rosenau Livingood, 86, of Lawrence, KS, will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 19, 2013, Plymouth Congregational Church in Lawrence.  A family inurnment service will be held at Leavenworth National Cemetery in Leavenworth, KS.  She died on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Marilyn was born on October 11, 1926 in Lawrence, KS, the daughter of Otto and Pearl (Gabriel) Rosenau.

She was a member of the Plymouth Congregational Church and the church choir, and was a member of P.E.O. Chapter FZ.  She was also a member of Kaw Valley Quilters Guild and Bits & Pieces Prayer Group.

She lived her faith while enjoying her family, friends, music, and needlework.

Marilyn was married to H. Harlan Livingood on June 15, 1947 in Danforth Chapel in Lawrence. He preceded her in death on February 26, 2007.

Survivors include three daughters, Christy McCoy, and husband, Mike, McMinnville, OR, Stephanie Wind, and husband, Peter, LaGrange, IL, Amy Rogers, and husband, David, Stilwell, KS; one son, David Livingood, and wife, Peg, Lawrence; ten grandchildren, and three great grandchildren.  She was also preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Shirley Foutz in 1968.

The family will greet friends following the service on Saturday.

The family suggests memorials in her name to the Plymouth Congregational Church – Choir Music Fund or Presbyterian Manor Good Samaritan Fund, Lawrence, KS and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

14 Condolences

  1. Pam Hanson on January 11, 2013 at 8:19 am

    For all you kids, I lift you up in prayer today for God’s care as you learn to live in Marilyn’s absense. She and Harlan were some of my favorite people in my 43 years at Rolling Hills. How lucky you were, to have them form your wonderful family. I also have fond memories of Plymouth Congregational, as I sang there during my college years. Sorry I will miss her service. Love to you all,Pam

  2. Rodger and Sheryl Henry on January 11, 2013 at 8:19 am

    David and Peg,
    We are sorry for your loss and will be thinking of you.

  3. Jane Tedder on January 11, 2013 at 8:33 am

    We have lost a light this week, a gentle candle who shone at just the right moments with just the right amount of understanding light. We will all miss her presence greatly.

  4. Nina R. McCoy and John Reilly on January 11, 2013 at 11:15 pm

    To Chris,your sisters and brother and their families, Mike, Julie, Jeff, Livie, Addie, Jake, Erin and Ethan, We are saddened by this news as we know what a great joy Gramare was in your lives, and ours. Our family was richer for her being in it. With love, Nina and John

  5. Sherry DeHaan on January 12, 2013 at 7:13 pm

    Dave & Peg
    My heart hurts for and with you. Our mothers are special to us and your mother sounds truly precious. I cannot send greetings with a card, I am out of town this week, but am happy to have this avenue in which to share in your loss. Have you heard the phrase, “till we meet again, here, there or in the air!” I hope to meet your mother in heaven someday and we will all be praising the Lord together. God be with you and grant you peace.

  6. Kathleen & Randy Mathson on January 12, 2013 at 7:18 pm

    Marilyn was a very gentle and kind person.We know that shewill be greatly missed by family and friends.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of her family.
    Love, K & R

  7. Rick Schwebel on January 14, 2013 at 7:23 am

    To family, My sincere condolences. There is no greater pain
    than the death of a loved one. Sometimes it seems almost more than a person can
    bear. Jehovah God helps us with this in His word. He promises us that He will
    put a stop to all sickness and death will be no more (REV 21;3.4) Jehovah also
    shows His love for us through the ransom sacrifice of His beloved son Jesus
    Christ. What a wonderful gift to be given ! Then the hope of seeing one’s loved
    ones again on this earth transformed in a paradise as it was Jehovah’s will when
    He created Adam & Eve . (Genesis 1:26,27; John 5: 28,29; Psalms
    37:11,22,29). If you have any questions or comments, please contact me at:

  8. Sarah Hancock on January 14, 2013 at 9:08 am

    I’m sorry for your loss. I know Marilyn was a loving and wonderful mother and grandmother. I hope your good memories are a comfort and that you enjoy gathering to celebrate her life.

  9. Shelley Jones on January 14, 2013 at 10:18 am

    We will always be grateful for the love and kindness Marilyn showed our family. Our thoughts are with all of you this week as you celebrate the life of this very special woman. Our love, Shelley and Mike

  10. Brad and Kathy Willis on January 15, 2013 at 9:21 pm

    Dear Kim and Jen,
    We were so sorry to hear about your grandmother. You are in our thoughts.
    Brad and Kathy Willis

  11. Joshua Jones on January 17, 2013 at 11:33 am

    David and Family –
    Very sorry for your loss and we will be thinking of you. Please let us know if there is anything we can help with. Kind Regards – Josh Jones and the Turner Construction Family.

  12. Bob and Katherine Dinsdale on January 17, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    Dear friends, your mom always had a smile and a kind word and she has passed that legacy on to you! We will miss her dearly but we can love others better for having known her.

  13. Terri Stringer and Clyde Bysom on January 18, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    We were so sorry to hear of Marilyn’s passing. Our hearts and prayers are with your entire family. She was a wonderful neighbor and friend.

  14. Jerrry Greer on January 20, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    Hope and I are so very sorry to hear of Marilyn’s death. Now we know why our Christmas greeting was returned. Her late husband, Harlan, and I were together in World War II and had renewed our friendship many years later. We were together for several reunions of the 102d Infantry Division and had visited them at their home on 2 or 3 occasions. One consolation is that she and “Harry” are now rejoicing together in Heaven.

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