Marion H. Thilking nee Krallmann, died Nov. 18, 2014 at Brandon Woods in Lawrence, KS at age 96. Born July 29, 1918 in St.Louis, Mo., to Harry and Mary Ada (Bull) Krallmann, she is survived by her three daughters, Gloria Hood and spouse John Hood of Baldwin City, KS, Joan Prize of Overland Park, KS, and Marilyn Hoffman and spouse Don Hoffman of St.Louis, four grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren. She was preceeded in death by her husband of 50 years, Lawrence W. Thilking, their son Billy Thilking, son-in-law Gary Prize, sister Genevieve Galloway, and good friend for the last 15 years Wilbur West. Services will be in St. Louis at Salem Evangelical Free Church in January.
I loved your mother’s sweet personality. she will be sorely missed by many and I know mostly by you and your family. My thoughts are with you and your family in your time of grief.
Oh Chick and John, and family,
I am truly sorry to hear this news. Your Mom was a great lady- an inspiration in so many ways. Please know that we are sending many warm thoughts your way for the difficult days ahead.
Cima and Gary
Dear Girls and Spouses,
So very sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. I know how much you all loved both her and your dad but have the comfort they were so cared for and loved by all of you. I will always remember the Gleaners Class at Salem and how wonderful it was to have both of your parents as friends in my life. God bless you all.Your all in my prayers.
Marion was one of the sweetest, kindest, gentlest human beings I ever knew. She gave my Dad, Wilbur West, a reason for living the last 15 years of his life – who passed away but two months and 11 days before Marion.
The world is a little poorer without her presence…but I’m confident she no doubt having to put up with Wilbur’s puns and groaner jokes in the Lord’s glorious kingdom.
So sorry to hear about the passing of this dear, sweet lady. It was such a privilege to have her as a part of our lives over these past many years as she and our dad, Wilbur West, became such good friends and were such a blessing to one another. She welcomed us into her home, giving us a place to stay when we came to see our dad at Brandon Woods, and always was such a gracious hostess. She had such a sweet spirit, and loved the Lord and it certainly showed forth in her life. May God comfort you and your family as you grieve the loss of this wonderful woman. Marilyn Albanese