Obituaries

Marilyn J. Poole

October 27, 1922 - November 24, 2017

Marilyn J. Poole, nee Johnson, 95, of Batavia entered into eternal rest on November 24, 2017. She was born on October 27, 1922 in Geneva, IL to Godfrey and Judith Johnson. Marilyn was united in marriage on May 21, 1947 to the late Robert Poole, spending 39 wonderful years together.  From these 39 years spent together, Marilyn and Robert created a beautiful family that filled their lives and hearts with pride and joy.

Marilyn worked as a secretary at Batavia Dairy for many years, she then worked for the Chicago Title Company until her retirement.

Marilyn was a lifelong and devoted member to the Batavia Covenant Church, serving many years as a Sunday school teacher, choir member, and using her passion to participate in many other church activities. Marilyn enjoyed spending her time serving as an active member of the Batavia Women’s Club, Batavia Historical Society, and a Depot Museum volunteer. She spent her free time playing bridge, cheering on the Chicago Cubs, and cheering even harder for the Batavia Bulldogs. Marilyn will be remembered and truly missed by many.

Marilyn’s legacy will be carried on through her three beautiful children: Sara (Randy) Zies, Marcy (Tom) Novak, and Geoffrey (Debbie) Poole, her nine loving grandchildren, and her eleven great-grandchildren, whom she adored.

Preceding Marilyn in death, and welcoming her into heaven are her parents, her husband, her sister: Lois Willhite.

Visitation will be held on Friday, December 1, 2017, from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at Moss Family Funeral Home, 209 S. Batavia Avenue, Batavia IL 60510. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, December 2, 2017, at 11:00 A.M. at Batavia Covenant Church, 1314 Main Street, Batavia IL 60510.

Contributions in Marilyn’s name may be made to: Batavia Covenant Church, 1314 Main Street, Batavia, IL 60510, the Batavia Fire Department, 800 E. Wilson, Batavia Il, 60510, or Depot Museum Building Fund, 155 Houston Street, Batavia, IL 60510.

Guest Book

  • Carla Hill Marilyn was one of the sweetest most caring people that I have ever met. She was a devoted museum volunteer and I will always remember her kindness and beautiful smile.
  • Jean & Melvin D'Souza Marilyn was such a sweet and lovely person who always loved to talk to us when we met her. She was our neighbor for 11 years, we will truly miss her. We send our heartfelt sympathy to her family.
  • Greg I send my condolences to the families. Mrs Poole touched many a person and always had kind words. A part of true Batavia life and values has left our house and entered the Heavenly Father's building.