Marilyn Sue (Northington) Wilson

A private family graveside service will be held for Marilyn Sue (Northington) Wilson, Friday, December 2nd 2022, at Eudora Cemetery. The family will welcome friends and family at Marilyn’s home: 115 W 15th Street, Eudora, KS from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, December 2, 2022. Marilyn passed peacefully in her home on Saturday, November 26th, 2022. 

Marilyn was born on March 9, 1942 in Kansas City, MO, the daughter of Edward D. and Mary B. (Brandmeyer) Northington.

She had worked at Hercules, Howard’s Super Saver, and Eudora High School until she retired in May of 1999.

She was a member of the Eudora United Methodist Church.

Marilyn married James E. Wilson on July 10, 1960 in Kansas City, MO.  

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her granddaughter, Kimberly, and her brother, Edward D. Northington. Survivors include her two daughters, Lynn Wilson-Bruce, Lori (Terry) Coffman; six grandchildren, Tim (Ami) Bruce, Andy Coffman, Jimmy “Jim” Bruce, Ashley (Coffman) Markley, Lora Bruce, Michael (Emma Lyne) Bruce; and five great grandchildren; Raelynn and Ryder Markley, Preston, Porter, and Piper Bruce.  

In lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions may be made in Marilyn’s name to the Lawrence Humane Society or Eudora Parks & Recreation and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.

18 Condolences

  1. April D. (Neal) Parfitt on November 28, 2022 at 11:10 am

    Rest in Peace my birthday buddy! There were so many years when I was young that we shared a cake. Even after we moved to Ohio, there wasn’t a year that went by that there wasn’t a mention of your birthday too. I am sure that even now I will think about you every year on our day. There are so many things that I would like to say, but words escape me. Marilyn, you were like a second mom to me growing and you will continue to have a special place in my heart. I am just sorry that I didn’t get an opportunity to tell you this in recent years. Lynn, Lori and family, you are all very special to me and although time and circumstances have changed our relationship, please know that I love you all like family. I share in your grief and sense of loss. Jack and I send our prayers.

  2. Lois (Holmes) Mersmann on November 28, 2022 at 3:18 pm


    So sorry for your loss. May God grant you peace and comfort at this difficult time.
    You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. Mary Anne and Rob Kort on November 28, 2022 at 4:25 pm

    Lynn, Lori and family, Our deepest condolences. Marilyn was a spit fire and a treasure. I loved listening to her stories and till the end she was sharp and full of wit. May your memories comfort you in the days ahead and warm your heart when you miss her most. Sincerely,

  4. Lee and Holly Wagar on November 28, 2022 at 5:25 pm

    To Lynn Lori and family’s. Marilyn taught us what living a life full of gracious kindness for everyone including her her four legged hero’s
    We know that she’ll be dancing with Eddie and to the music of her favorite sax player. May peace be with each of those she loved.

  5. Bill and Lori Whitten on November 28, 2022 at 7:04 pm

    Lynn, Lori and family, Bill and I are so sorry for your loss of Marilyn. She was a wonderful lady, and a great neighbor. She will definitely leave an empty spot in our hearts.

  6. Patty (Trefz) Sherman on November 28, 2022 at 9:17 pm

    Lori, Lynn and families,
    My condolences on the loss of your mother. I have so many fond memories! May your loving memories bring you peace and comfort. She will be greatly missed.

  7. Dale & Susan Carnagie on November 28, 2022 at 9:25 pm

    Lori, Lynn & family,
    May God wrap his ever loving arms around you all during this sorrowful time. Your Mom was such a sweet lady & I will cherish my many memories of staying at your house during our childhood days. Hugs & prayers♥️🙏🏻🙏🏻♥️

  8. Margaret Ann Bruce on November 29, 2022 at 12:50 am

    I am so sorry to hear of your loved one. May God watch over your family at this time of need. Saying prayers for all.

  9. Peggy, Brendon, Nora&Baby on November 29, 2022 at 3:04 am

    I remember dancing at Marilyn and Jimmy’s wedding when I was six years old! I like to think that is what they are doing now! She is a treasure and my heart and prayers are with you Lynn and Lori and Family. Oh how she loves you All! That never leaves.

  10. Donna Ketchum on November 29, 2022 at 6:41 am

    I am so sad this morning to find out Marilyn passed. Marilyn and Jim were some of the first to be so kind and welcoming when we moved to Eudora in 1975. Lynn and Lori were always such treats to be around and we loved their whole family. We worked with Jim and Marilyn at SFAAP where they were both devoted, hard-working & knowledge production operators. Marilyn was a lovely person, friend, wife, mother and grandma. She will really be missed by so many for a very long time.

  11. Charli Allee on November 29, 2022 at 4:08 pm

    Marilyn will be missed by her family and friends. We enjoyed our friendship with Jim and Marilyn. We were so lucky to meet them and follow them all over the Lake Area! And will never forget going to Mexico!

  12. Jane Martin 5049 Silverstone Lane, Batavia, Ohio 45103 on November 29, 2022 at 7:49 pm

    Lori, Lynn, and family , so sorry to hear of your mother’s death. She is at peace now, with Jim at her side. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. The Martins, Dan and Jane, Cincinnati, Ohio

  13. Bruce & Holly Kracl on November 30, 2022 at 4:06 pm

    Lori, Lynn and families …
    There are not enough words to say how special your mom was to me (and Bruce). She’s been a part of my life since I was little. I’ll miss her so. Hugs and love to you all.

  14. Barbara Rice on December 1, 2022 at 12:19 pm

    Marilyn & I are 2Nd Gen. Cousins, ( Dad was Ist Gen.) Hugh Arthur Stout . What a GREAT Lady !!! She ALWAYS Had a Smile & Come Out & SPEND THE NIGHT with Us !!! I Danced with Jimmy at Their Wedding When I was 10 Yrs. Old. I Will MISS HER GREATLY !!! Love To ALL FAMILY ….BARBIE

  15. TRIG OLESON AND JEANETTE BORN on December 4, 2022 at 9:42 am

    Sorry to hear about Marilyn. She will be missed by many. Our sympathy to the family.

  16. Dave and Mariclare Draxler on December 6, 2022 at 8:07 am

    Lynn, I just learned of Marilyn’s passing, I am sorry to hear, take care. I wish you peace and comfort in the days and weeks ahead.

  17. Barbara Tuttle, Eudora fest committee on December 6, 2022 at 10:08 am

    So very sorry to hear of Marilyn’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family. We will certainly miss our yearly visit to discuss the garden tractor pull for Eudorafest.

  18. Kim L. Murphree on December 20, 2022 at 10:18 am

    Very sad to hear that Marilyn passed. She was a wonderful, warm lady, and will be missed. I am sure Jimmy was waiting for her with love and a big hug on the other side. To her family, I send all my love. Michael and I will always remember visits for practices, and light and laughter when we think of your mom (and dad!). God bless you.

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