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Marilyn J David-Irwin-WilsonMarilyn June David-Irwin-Wilson, age 90, went to be with her Lord on February 11, 2021, at Drews Country Living of Hillsdale, Michigan. She was born on August 8, 1930, in Mason, MI to William and Mary Benham, who predeceased her. She married Rev. Royal David on May 26, 1951. Marilyn served alongside her husband as he pastored in the Church of the Nazarene in Appleton, WI; Niles, MI; Otsego, MI; and Mason, MI. They retired to the Indian Lake Nazarene Campground in 1992. Royal preceded her in death in 1995. Marilyn married Dr. Glenn M. Irwin in 2000. He was a retired missionary doctor. She was very pleased to be able to go on two mission trips with him to his country of service, Papua New Guinea. He preceded her in death in 2004. She married Rev. Stanley Wilson in 2013. He was a retired missionary to the Philippines, where he served as pastor and educator. He preceded her in death in 2017. Marilyn worked as an office assistant/bookkeeper. She also volunteered for over 40 years as Missions Treasurer for the Church of the Nazarene, Michigan District. She was a Sunday School teacher and played the piano and organ. She enjoyed flowers and gardening and worked for a brief time in a flower shop. She was a member of the Hillsdale Church of the Nazarene. Survivors include her sister Shirley (Clovis) Hensley of Muncie, IN, nieces and nephews: Diana, Tim, Steve, Melody, Kim and Kevin and many great nieces and nephews; Dale Earle of Holland, MI whom she loved as a son; Irwin step-children: Beth Lyons of Hendersonville, NC, Margaret (Darrel) Field of Ann Arbor, MI, Reed (Stephanie) Irwin of Hillsdale, MI, Walter (Lori) Irwin of Mancelona, MI, ten grandchildren, and five great grandchildren; Wilson stepchildren: Barbara (David) May of OK, Becky (Darcy) Sorenson of MI, Bethany (Bill) Shackleford of Ohio, Byron (Vera) Wilson of MI and Brenda (John) Matalone of AZ, fifteen surviving grandchildren, and nine great grandchildren. In addition to her parents and spouses, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Betty Benham in 1957 and Dorothy Toth in 2012. An in-person and virtual Memorial Service will be held at the Hillsdale Church of the Nazarene on Saturday, February 20th at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Mike Prince officiating. The family is encouraging friends and family to join us virtually in celebrating her life. Due to Covid-19 and family health conditions the family is requesting all who attend in-person to wear a mask. Please join the virtual service here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88245677810?pwd=UXdiSW5PTUg2aXAyd1hmODV2dFNYQT09 Meeting ID: 882 4567 7810 Passcode: 080830 Or join by phone: 929-205-6099 Marilyn has been interred at Vicksburg Cemetery alongside her first husband, Royal David. Marilyn had a passion for mission work. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hillsdale Church of the Nazarene to be used for missions. Please make checks payable to: Hillsdale Church of the Nazarene, 208 N West St. Hillsdale MI 49242 While visiting Marilyn’s webpage at www.mccowensecord.com please sign the guestbook by lighting a candle, and/or sharing a memory with the family. The family is being assisted by the McCowen & Secord Funeral Home; Rupert Durham Chapel, 409 S. Main Street Vicksburg, MI 49097 (269-649-1697).
They are collecting photos for a slideshow to use during the Memorial service tomorrow. https://www.dropbox.com/request/hNBCkgEOUbjXJOpze9CX In case you have any you'd like to add. =) Requesting before 10 on Saturday.
Courtney Peterson Feb 19 2021 8:28 PM
Oh wow. Grandma is so young in those photos!
Courtney Peterson Feb 19 2021 8:19 PM
The house on Charles st. I miss that house. Thanks sis.
Dale Earle Feb 19 2021 1:21 PM
2 files added to the album Marilyn and the Earle family
Sandy Young Feb 18 2021 3:44 PM
A webcast video has been added.
McCowen & Secord Family Funeral Homes Feb 18 2021 8:42 AM
Thank you for sharing.
Stephanie Irwin Feb 15 2021 10:59 AM
We were neighbors at the campgrounds of Marilyn & Royal David for many years. Always loved her friendly spirit and personal interest in everyone around her. Many good visits back then, she'd have us over for dinner sometimes. Evelyn & Larry Kinney of Wichita Kansas.
Larry A Kinney Feb 14 2021 11:18 PM
Thank you for being such good friends to her. I know that you lost a good friend. If there is coffee in heaven she will keep a cup hot for you.
Stephanie Irwin Feb 14 2021 8:34 PM
Thank you Bonnie for visiting with Marilyn when you could. I appreciate the care you showed her.
Stephanie Irwin Feb 14 2021 8:28 PM
I met Marilyn at Country Living where my mother was a resident also until she passed last November. I always enjoyed visiting with Marilyn and hearing about her life. Condolences to her fancy.
Bonnie Leininger Feb 14 2021 7:39 PM