Marilyn Mount

DWIGHT – Marilyn Mount, 86, of Dwight and formerly of Mazon, passed away Saturday, February 20, 2016 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria.

Marilyn was born in January 6, 1930 in Sparland, daughter of Vearle and Marie Hodge Funk. She married William Mount June 10, 1949 in the Ransom Methodist Church.

She graduated from MVK High School in Mazon. She was a 4-H leader for many years. She loved to sew and also enjoyed doing crafts when the family was all together and getting everyone involved, which was the beginning of one of many family traditions.

Marilyn was all about family and friends. She enjoyed entertaining friends and family and spending time with the grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She and her husband, Bill, kept active by bowling on a team for many years.

Marilyn was a past member of the Mazon Methodist Church, where she served as secretary as well as Sunday School and Bible School teacher. She later joined the Verona Methodist Church, continuing to provide the same services. Marilyn enjoyed all the kids that she took to and from school when she was a bus driver for the Mazon and Dwight school districts. She also worked at the Fabric Center in Morris for many years. Surviving are her five children: Darlene (Robert) Cofoid of Granville; Thomas (Jan) Mount of Crest Hill; Wayne (Nora) Mount of Yazzo City, Mississippi; Donna (James) Tondini of Morris; and Nancy Moore of Oswego.

Also surviving are her sister, Arlene Prindiville of Dwight; 15 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Bill, in 2009; one brother, Virgil Funk; and one grandson, Wayne Mount.

Her funeral service was Thursday, February 25, at UC Davis-Callahan Funeral Home in Morris. Pastor Mary McQuilkin and Dan Lybarger officiated.

Burial: Ward Cemetery, Verona. Mike Walker, Kevin Walker, Adam Mount, Nathan Mount, Billy Sproull, Christian Bates, Chris Ammenhauser, Craig Strum and Brad Mount served as pallbearers.

Visitation was Wednesday from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Marilyn’s church.

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Dysart – Cofoid Funeral Chapel in Granville assisted the family with the arrangements.