Goshen News, Goshen, IN

March 18, 2013

Marilyn Jean Weatherholt

March 9, 1943-March 16, 2013

ELKHART — Marilyn Jean Weatherholt, 70, passed away Saturday at her home.

She was born March 9, 1943 in Kankakee, Ill., to Robert and Harriett (Johnson) Case.

She married Ralph Galen Weatherholt Feb. 13, 1960. He died Dec. 12, 2012.

Surviving are three sons, Lonnie (Denise) of Elkhart, Ronnie (Amy) of Goshen and Donnie (Kristen) of Osceola; two daughters, Bonnie (Vince) Nickerson of Titusville, Fla., and Connie (Aaron) Ebenroth of Goshen; 11 grandchildren, Tiffany, Marc, Derek, Andrew, Rachelle, James, Ashley, Nick, Breanna, Morgan and Drake; five stepgrandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; seven step- great-grandchildren; brother, Jerry (Jane) Case of Bluffton; sister, Barbara (Rodney) Bailey of Louisville, Ky.; and a half sister, Candace (Eric) DeHaven of Tampa, Fla.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Tom Case, and her parents.

Marilyn was a homemaker and a member of the Bristol American Legion Auxiliary. She was on the original board of directors for the Concord Little League and was one of the first girls softball Little League coaches. Marilyn was a constant presence in her children’s, grandchildren’s and great-grandchildren’s school and church activities. She was everyone’s cook.

Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Stemm-Lawson-Peterson Funeral Home, Elkhart, where a celebration of life service will take place at 7 p.m.

Memorial donations may be given to Victory Junction, an organization for kids with chronic medical conditions.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stemmlawsonpeterson.com.