Obituary of Marilyn Joan Neil

Marilyn Joan Neil, age 80, a resident of Ft. Scott, Kansas, passed away Wednesday, November 27, 2019. She was born April 25, 1939, in Springfield, Illinois, the daughter of Henry Neil and Viola Smock Neil. Marilyn was a teacher. She obtained her master’s degree in education and had taught elementary school in Illinois for many years. Following her retirement, she moved to Ft. Scott in 2009. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Ft. Scott. She was also a member of the Red Hat Society. She enjoyed cooking and often baked cakes for the Feeding Families in His Name at the Methodist Church. She enjoyed times spent at the Senior Citizen’s Center and celebrating birthday parties with her friends.

Survivors include her cousin, Larry Ramey and his wife, Patsy of Nevada, Missouri as well as her beloved dogs, Roxie and Annie and her many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Following cremation, a visitation will be held from 2 to 3 P.M. Friday, December 6th at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Private burial will take place later at the Oakridge Cemetery in Springfield, Illinois. Memorials are suggested to Paws & Claws Animal Shelter and may be left in 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

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