Marolyn J. Garrison, 86, of Streator passed away Thursday, January 14, 2021 at O.S.F. St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Ottawa.
Funeral services will be private. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Streator. The Solon-Telford Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Born August 13, 1934 in Odell she was the daughter of Harry and Hazel (Ely) Hansen. She married Elmer S. Garrison on December 31, 1955.
She is survived by her husband, Elmer S. “Bunky” Garrison of Streator; sons, Mark (Judy) Garrison of Streator, Doug Garrison of Catawba, North Carolina and Paul (Chris) Garrison of Streator; grandchildren, Zach Garrison of Streator, Jessica (Phillip) Closner of North Carolina, Stuart Garrison of North Carolina, Madilynn Mahaffey of Streator and Nick Flynn of Peoria; sisters, Helen Wright of Arizona, Betty (Herbie) Kochis of Streator and JoAnn (Jim) Armstrong of Streator; several nieces and nephews also survive.
She was preceded in death by her brothers, Ralph and Edward Hansen.
She attended Odell and Streator grade schools and graduated from Streator High School.
She worked for many years at Owens Illinois Glass Company.
She was a member of the Park Presbyterian Church, Streator. Along with her husband she was also a member of the Streator Elk’s Club, Moose Club and Eagles Club.
Marolyn enjoyed bowling through the years as well as going dancing with her husband. She was also active playing in softball leagues in her younger years.
Family was the most important thing to her. She loved following her grandchildren in their various sports and activities. She will be dearly missed by her loving family.
Memorials may be directed to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
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