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Marilyn Mae Parsons, 83, passed away Friday, September 7, 2018 at Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines due to complications of a fall.

Services will be held at Hamilton’s Funeral Home, 605 Lyon Street, Des Moines. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, September 13th. Celebration of life will take place at 11:00 a.m. Friday, September 14th. Her remains have been cremated.

Marilyn was born May 22, 1935 in Des Moines, Iowa. She was the daughter of Earl and Millie Meline. Marilyn married Lowell Parsons on November 30, 1968 and they enjoyed 32 years together before his death in December 2000. After many years as a switchboard operator, Marilyn retired from Bell Telephone in 1986 as a service and repair dispatcher. She was a member of Grace Church. Her hobbies included reading, camping, traveling and spoiling her family. She had been a member of Heart of Iowa Camping Club, Second Chance Camping Club and the German-American Club.

She is survived by her step-sons Mike (Cathy) of Alleman, Ray (Teresa) of Des Moines and David (Pam) of Roland, 7 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren, many Johnson cousins especially Mel and Kenny.

In addition to her husband Lowell, Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents.

In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to any of the following: Camp Courageous of Iowa, Amanda the Panda, Animal Rescue League of Iowa, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, or Valley View Village.

Condolences may be expressed at www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com

Service Details

Visitation:
Thursday, September 13, 2018
5:00 to 8:00 pm
Hamilton's Funeral Home
605 Lyon Street
Des Moines
Service:
Friday, September 14, 2018
11:00 am
Hamilton's Funeral Home
605 Lyon Street
Des Moines
Disposition:
Cremation prior to services
Hamilton's Crematory
Des Moines
Arrangements:
Hamilton's Funeral Home
605 Lyon Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
(515) 243-5221

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