Hansen, 86 passed away on September 26, 2008, in Sarasota, Florida.
A loving daughter, wife,
mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she was born on October 7, 1922 in Princeton, Indiana to parents Ida KatterjohnParrett Smith and Fred R. Parrett.
Marilynn grew up in Princeton, Indiana and was a graduate of DePauwUniversity in Greencastle, Indiana. There, she was a founding member of her sorority, Pi
Beta Phi. She met her husband of 48 years, Robert, in Princeton, and they raised their family there as he served as CEO of Hansen
A resident of Longboat Key, Florida for over 30 years, she was active in her community
and church. Marilynn was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Sarasota
and would often serve in many of the church’s programs including United
Methodist Women and the homeless outreach. She was also a local member of the
AAUW, PEO Sisterhood, and the Bird Key Yacht Club.
She was preceded in death by
her parents, husband Robert Paul Hansen, sister
Lucille P. Guild and daughter Roberta "Polly" Hansen.
She is survived by two
daughters, Sara H. Kingston of Longboat Key, Florida and Julia P. Hansen of
Fort Myers, Florida; a niece, Susan Young of Sarasota, Florida; two grandchildren,
Emily A. (Kingston) Smith of Boca Raton, Florida, and Stephen R. Kingston of
Deerfield Beach, Florida; and two great-grandchildren Robert Paul Hansen Smith
and Hadley Madeline Smith.
A graveside service is
scheduled on Friday, October 24, 2008, at the WhiteChurchCemetery in Princeton, Indiana.
Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton is in charge of local arrangements.