Our beloved wife, mom, grandmother, and friend, aka “Meme,” “Mar,” “Merr,”
lost her sparkle on February 21, 2018.
Marilyn loved her family, friends, and “her” town Lowell, Michigan, where she
started and ended her life’s journey.
Marilyn was always ready and willing, with a sparkle in her eye, to meet a
friend at McDonald’s for a fountain Diet Coke, run treats to her grandchildren
and their friends, volunteer at the next event, or stay up until the wee morning
hours, talking to her daughters about the latest news in Lowell, or just listen to
their fears, hopes, and dreams.
It was a sure thing she would have an opinion as to what needed to be done,
with most things being solved with a Diet Coke, some candy, a hug and kiss,
and a “stop feeling sorry for yourself” by the end of the conversation.
She’d say, “Everything will turn out alright,” all while making sure her husband
knew what was on the day’s calendar and what role he’d play that day as she
taxied her grand-kids, whom she adored, to their next event, or to spend the day
with a family member or friend.
For Marilyn, there was always a reason to get on the road and do something for
Marilyn’s love for fun and laughter rubbed off on everyone with whom she
came into contact.
But don’t get her mad, as she could hold a grudge like nobody’s business.
What made Marilyn so special was her unconditional love, inner strength, and
love for life that she was able to share with so many, making everyone feel as if
she loved them best.
Marilyn had deep roots in Lowell and was always willing to share, with anyone
that would listen, that her grandchildren were 6th generation “Lowell Lights.”
Her midnight “drive bys” (not the type that are highlighted on the nightly news),
her cruises down Main Street, and her weekly rides around Lowell were always
for a purpose: to make sure she knew what was going on in town and confirm
everyone was doing well under her watch.
Her memory would put an elephant to shame. Ask her what happened on the
corner of Main and Center Street 2 days, 4 weeks, 12 months, or 20 years ago,
and she knew not only “the story,” but the people that were involved and where
they could be currently found.
She loved to share the “good ole days” with anyone that would listen, but
especially with her lifelong friends and grandchildren, as there was nothing
better to her than to sit around the table and talk about the fun and laughs they
had shared on so many different occasions.
She was a social butterfly like no other, her Elvis Club, McDonald Coffee
Clutch, and Old Ladies Card Club will not be the same without her smile that
seemed to brighten even the darkest day.
She will be greatly missed by many, as she played an integral role in so many
Marilyn is survived by her husband, Greg McClure; daughters and son-in-law,
Misty McClure-Anderson, Mark Anderson, and April McClure; grandson,
Chase Anderson, and granddaughter, Ruth Anderson.
We will try and carry on her zest for life and love for Lowell.
As the years pass and time brings change, one thing is certain, we are BETTER
people because she listened, cared, and loved us.
Marilyn is simply unforgettable.
Marilyn will put on her last pair of earrings and matching lipstick on Monday,
February 26, from 5-8:00 p.m., at Roth-Gerst Chapel, 305 N. Hudson, Lowell
Her celebration of life will be held Tuesday, February 27, 11:00 a.m. at Ada
Bible Church, 8899 Cascade Rd. SE, Ada, MI 49301.
Interment Oakwood Cemetery. Please come with smiles, memories, and
laughter, as anyone that knew Marilyn, knows she would want you to have a
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Greater Lowell Chamber
Foundation, Rebuild the Lowell Showboat, PO Box 224, Lowell, MI 49331.