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Creston News Advertiser
Creston, Union County, Iowa
Friday, April 13, 2007

OBITUARY - MARILYN JOAN (FULTON) McCULLOUGH MAHAN

Marilyn Joan MAHAN, 70, of Leon died April 9, 2007, at Decatur County Hospital in Leon.

Memorial services will be 10 a.m. Friday, April 13, at Slade-O'Donnell Funeral Home, 103 N.E. Mills St., Leon, with the Rev. Max CARMICHAEL and Rev. Richard YEATON officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery at Mount Ayr. After cremation, visitation begins 4 p.m. Thursday with the family present 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Mount Ayr Chapter of Hospice of Central Iowa or Leon Ladies Golf League.

Marilyn Joan MAHAN, daughter of Robert Carroll and Cleo Fern (ELLIS) FULTON, was born March 14, 1937, in Corydon. Marilyn grew up in Leon and graduated from Leon High School. She attended Northwest Missouri State University two years.

She married Robert McCULLOUGH. After his death, Marilyn married James Edwin MAHAN Jr. of Mount Ayr on March 31, 1968. The family moved from Mount Ayr to Leon in 1974. Marilyn was a dedicated mother and homemaker and she was committed to providing a caring home for her family. She kept a meticulous house, cooked, canned and had lovely flowers. She enjoyed golfing, crossword puzzles and being with friends.

Jim and Marilyn moved back to Mount Ayr in 1988 where Jim finished his career with Iowa Southern Utilities. Following his retirement, they returned to Leon in 1995.

Marilyn was a loving wife, mom and grandma.

Survivors include her husband Jim MAHAN of Leon; five children, Tom (wife Tonya) MAHAN of Flower Mound, Texas, Shannon (husband Doug) YEATON of Greenville, Ind., Kevin (wife Jane) MAHAN of Creston, Bruce (wife Tammy) MAHAN of Allen, Texas, and Sean (wife Stephanie) MAHAN of Leon; 14 grandchildren, Chad, Tanner, Tyler, Trevor, Taylor, Cassie, Connor, Pierce, Ian and Sydney MAHAN, Gannon, Brett and Kade YEATON and Mac McLEAN; two great-granddaughters, Kendra and Josie MAHAN; brother Richard (wife JoAnn) FULTON of Hot Springs Village, Ark.; sisters-in-law, Dorothy (husband Wendall) CASKEY of Columbia, Mo., and Bettye (husband Jack) COATES of Indianola; other relatives and many friends.

Marilyn was preceded in death by her father and mother, and sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Gert and Keith BAKER.

Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, February of 2009

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