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CHARLESTON -- Marilyn A. Creekmur, age 89 of Charleston and formerly of Decatur, Illinois, passed away on Thursday, September 28, 2017 while at Charleston Rehabilitation and Health Care Center. Inurnment will be held at a later date. Memorial donations in her honor may be made to the Coles County Animal Shelter and mailed in care of Adams Funeral Chapel, 2330 Shawnee Dr., Charleston, IL 61920.

Marilyn was born September 11, 1928 in Decatur, Illinois, the daughter of the late Ralph O. and Alice (Schultz) Wamsley. Left to cherish her memory are her children, Dana (John) Deffenbaugh of Ashmore, Illinois and Larry (Sandy) Creekmur of Rochelle, Illinois; grandchildren, Sarah, Adam, Allison and Lea; and five great-grandchildren.

Marilyn was a graduate of Decatur High School, a member of the Decatur United Methodist Church, and for more than 40 years cared for others as head nurse at Decatur Memorial Hospital. She was especially fond of dogs and looked forward to travels with family and friends. Marilyn’s family, especially her grandchildren, were near and dear to her heart.

Marilyn’s family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Charleston Rehabilitation and Health Care Center for their compassion and care.

Marilyn’s memorial website is available at

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