Marilyn Jane Love, age 73, a resident of rural Redfield, Kansas, passed away Wednesday, January 31, 2018, at the Mercy Hospital in Joplin, Missouri.
She was born October 2, 1944, in Ft. Scott, Kansas, the daughter of Lawrence Homer “Jack” Query and Alberta Mae Duncan Query.
Marilyn graduated from the Ft. Scott High School with the Class of 1963.
She married Charles A. Walker on February 4, 1966, at Ft. Scott. He preceded her in death on April 25, 2000. She later married Gerald Love on February 16, 2001, at the Mt. Orum Baptist Church near Redfield.
In earlier years, Marilyn had worked for the Western Insurance Company and then for the Pittsburg, Kansas, and Stillwater, Oklahoma school districts. She was later employed by Wal-Mart in Ft. Scott for over twenty-five years. Marilyn loved her God and her family. She was a member of the Mt. Orum Baptist Church and was also active with the Redfield Ruritan. She also enjoyed taking care of her animals.
Survivors include her husband, Jerry, of the home; and her children, Shane Walker (Jana), Shane Walker (Crystal Sprague) and David Johnson (Christina) all of Ft. Scott; and her grandchildren, Olivia, Grace, Audrey and Ella Walker, Kirryn Sprague, Korbyn and Kayley Reyes, Rosa Martin and Kaden Johnson. Also surviving are two brothers, Dwayne Query (Clyda), of Rochelle, Illinois and Robert Query (Lori), of Ft. Scott a sister, Marjorie Schwalm, of Ft. Scott and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Charles Walker and her parents, Jack and Mae Query.
Rev. Jeff Cokeley will conduct funeral services at 10 A.M. Monday, February 5 at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Burial will follow in the Pittsburg Garden of Memories Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 P.M. Sunday at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Memorials are suggested to Care to Share and may be left in the care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Ft. Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.