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Marilyn Louise Gilman

July 16, 1936 - November 22, 2017

Marilyn Louise Gilman (nee Anderson), 81, passed away Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at Central Du Page Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Marilyn was born on July 16, 1936 in Geneva, IL, to the late Raymond and Josephine (nee Snow) Anderson. She grew up in Aurora with her parents and 2 sisters; Shirley and Sylvia. 

 Marilyn was married to Robert “Bob” Gilman on February 19, 1955 and together raised 4 children. They lived in Aurora until 1978 and then moved to West Chicago. After Bob’s passing in 1989, Marilyn met Ed Stoudt, who she lived with in Warrenville for many years. She moved back to her home in West Chicago and was cared for by her daughter, Cathy and son, Tom.

 Marilyn loved her family dearly. She enjoyed visiting with family and friends, creating and painting ceramics, vacationing with her family, fishing, going to the casino and spending time with her sisters.  She attended East Aurora high school. She was employed by the Anchor Brush Company in Aurora and then Siemens Industry in West Chicago for many years.

 She will be missed by her surviving family; daughter Catherine Knopp, sons Thomas and Danny (Michelle) Gilman all of West Chicago, loving sister Sylvia (Bob) Brackett of Montgomery, sister-in-law Nita Duffy of Minnesota, longtime companion Ed Stoudt of Missouri, grandchildren; Nathan, Eddie (Rachelle), Sean, Leslie (Chuck), Tiffany, Amber, Ashley, Katie, Nicole, Robby, 13 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

 She is preceded in death by her husband Robert Gilman, son Timothy, sister and brother-in-law Shirley and Ronald Johnson, grandson Chad Gilman, and sister-in-laws; Betty Conway, Mary Donna Gilman, Dorothy Jones, Nancy and her husband Walter “Johnny” Kruger.

 Visitation will be held 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. Monday, November 27, 2017, at Moss Family Funeral Home, 209 South Batavia Ave. Batavia, IL 

 Funeral services will be held 12:00 noon Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at Moss Family Funeral Home.  Interment will follow in West Batavia Cemetery. 

 You are our sunshine! Rest in peace and we love you.

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  • pfl My heart goes out to the family on the loss of your precious loved who has fallen asleep in death. May you find a measure of comfort from the Most High God's written Word the Bible (2Timothy 3:16 & Psalm 83:18). Please, notice how God's son Jesus viewed death at John 11:11-14. Yes, Jesus viewed death as one sleeping. And, God gives us hope in seeing our loved ones again in perfect health (Isaiah 33:24 & John 5:28, 29). And, the Bible even says where Psalm 37:11 and how long Psalm 37:29). Oh, what a time that will be! May you find some comfort in these few Scriptures. These Scriptures brought us some comfort when our dad and sister fell asleep in death. The God of comfort always keeps His word (Titus 1:2). Please, feel free to visit jw.org for answers to questions that may be unanswered.