Marilyn J. Hannah of Polo
Marilyn Joan Hannah, age 88, of Polo, passed away on April 16,
2020 at Pinecrest Manor in Mt. Morris,IL where she resided the last two years.
Marilyn was born December 20, 1931 in Peoria, Illinois to Arundale
“Mac” and Mildred McFall. She was preceded in death by her parents and her
sister, Phyllis Morris.
She is survived by her loving husband of 64 years, Keith; sister
Deanne (Dee) Ruckman; sons Steve (Marty) of Hudson, OH and Scott, of Coon
Rapids, MN; daughters Jill (Richard) Dutton, of London, England, Kim (Cory)
Cassens of Stockton, IL and Lori (Curt) Leppert, of Rockford, IL; grandchildren
Keith (Brittany) Hannah and Natalie Hannah, Abby, Rachel and Ashley Cassens,
and Vivian and Jack Leppert; great-grandchildren Jackson, Amelia and Maximus
Hannah; and many nieces and nephews.
Marilyn grew up in East Peoria, Illinois. Music was her special
interest, especially the marimba. She spent two years at Bradley University and
was a member of the Hammerettes, a marimba quartet that toured the East Coast.
Music brought her much happiness and comfort this last year.
In 1955, Marilyn, a town girl, married Keith and spent the
next 54 years living on a farm. Most of that time was near Polo, Illinois
where they moved when Keith retired. They enjoyed square dancing and
attending many Farm Bureau conventions.
Family was Marilyn’s focus. She expected her children to go to
college, and sacrificed to make it happen. She always enjoyed everyone coming
home and times when she could travel to visit. She loved her time with the
grandkids, especially when they could come to visit without their parents. She
was known for her desserts, especially her pies. She enjoyed playing board and
card games with her family.
Marilyn was a former member of Polo United Methodist Church. For
many years she was an election judge for Woosung Township. She enjoyed cross
stitch, quilting and holding garage sales.
The family is very grateful for the care she received at Pinecrest
A private family service will be held due to COVID-19 virus. A
celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers a memorial
has been established. Cards can be sent to Kim Cassens, 6402 S. Ridge
Rd., Stockton, IL 61085-9449.
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