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Marilyn "Sue" Essex

February 16, 1944 — December 3, 2022

Marilyn "Sue" Essex

Marilyn “Sue” Essex
February 16, 1944 ~ December 3, 2022

Marilyn Sue Essex, age 78, of Volinia, Michigan passed away Saturday, December 3, 2022 in Three Rivers.

Marilyn was born in Centreville, Michigan on February 16, 1944 the daughter of Bernard and Eulah (Stanard) Kahler.

On March 7, 1964, at Volinia Baptist Church, she married Wayne Essex who preceded her in death on May 21, 2020.

Marilyn was a telephone operator, working for 23 years at GTE, and later for 11 years at ProMedica Family Practice in Kalamazoo.

Marilyn graduated from Marcellus High School in 1962. She was an avid cook and enjoyed a good book.

Marilyn is survived by her 3 daughters; Kendra Essex of Marcellus, Stacey Essex of Granger IN and Kimberly Essex (Gordon Brunner) of Three Rivers; 7 grand children; Kymera Brunner, Hunter Brunner, Brayton Young, Taylor Miller, Neil Miller, Carter Mikel and Camden Mikel, sister; Patricia (Ronald) Swartz, brother Larry (Robin) Kahler of Marcellus, sister-in-law; Joann Kahler of Marcellus, and beloved caregiver; Megan (Cody) Mikel of Marcellus.

Marilyn is preceded in death by her Parents Bernard and Eulah Kahler, husband Wayne, 2 brothers; Ronnie “Gus” Kahler and Richard Kahler.

A celebration of life for both Wayne and Marilyn will be held from 2:00p.m.-3:00p.m. Saturday December 17, 2022 at the Mater-Ralston Funeral Home, 52780 M-40 North, Marcellus, with a memorial service at 3:00p.m. Memorial donations may be directed to ProMedica Hospice of Three Rivers or the ASPCA. Online condolences may be left at www.materralstonfuneralhome.com .
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Saturday, December 17, 2022

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Mater - Ralston Funeral Home

52780 Michigan 40, Marcellus, MI 49067

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Celebration of Life

Saturday, December 17, 2022

Starts at 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Mater - Ralston Funeral Home

52780 Michigan 40, Marcellus, MI 49067

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