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Marilyn R. Shrader

Marilyn R. Shrader

Marilyn R. Shrader, age 80, of Quincy, passed away at her home in Quincy on Wednesday, August 24, 2022. She was born on July 7, 1942, in Quincy, the daughter of Tom (T. K.) and Ruth (Longlett) Baily. She graduated from Central High School in Camp Point in 1960. Marilyn married her high school sweetheart, Harold (Buzz) Shrader on June 18, 1960, at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Coatsburg. He preceded her in death on July 10, 2022.

Marilyn was a member of Central Baptist Church and was a Sunday school teacher and a 4-H club leader when her daughters were young. She received the God-Home-Country Award from 4-H and St. Peter's Lutheran Church. This award is the highest award both can give.

Marilyn was past president of Blessing Women's Board, President of Blessing's Volunteers in Partnership and President of Quincy Hospitality House. She was a member of Blessing Women's Board for 30 years and a gift buyer for 17 of those years for the Tea Room.
In 2007, Marilyn received the Volunteer of the Year Award from the Quincy Hospitality House. In 2009, she received the Excellence Award from Blessing Hospital Corporate Services. She represented Blessing Hospital in the Illinois Hospital Advocacy-Constituency of Volunteers. She also was a Region 3 leader of that organization.

Marilyn was an election judge and a lifetime member of both the Great River Genealogy Society and the Hancock County Genealogy Society. She also worked at Sears, Bergner's and Wal-Mart. She enjoyed doing needlework and genealogy and had a deep interest in Quincy and Camp Point history. Marilyn was an avid postcard collector and attended many shows. She also loved to travel and could often be found "on the road again!"

Marilyn is survived by: THREE DAUGHTERS: Debbie McNeil of Quincy, Susan Starr of Lakeland, FL, and Julie (Dennis) Klauser of Quincy. THREE GRANDCHILDREN: Leslie (Ben) Bope of Tucson, AZ, Evan (Kayla) Klauser of Quincy and Dr. Brittney (Chris) Moore of Quincy. FOUR GREAT GRANDCHILDREN: Rylie and Jaxon Klauser and Emerson and Amelia Moore all of Quincy. ONE SISTER: Wanda (Al) McDonnell of Blue Grass, IA. Two nieces, one great nephew and three step great grandchildren also survive.

Along with her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, August 31, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. at Central Baptist Church. Interment in Greenmount Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Duker & Haugh Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Central Baptist Church or the Hancock County Historical Society. Messages for the family may be shared at www.dukerandhaugh.com.

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From:
Richard Anderson
Quincy, IL
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What is sad day for the family I'm very sorry we will be praying for all of you
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teresa pickle
Quincy, IL
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Our deepest condolences to the family of Marilyn. I had just spoken to her the other day on the phone regarding the Cherish The Moment project at the Illinois Veterans Home so I am beyond shocked to read of her death. She was such a wonderful woman and an amazing volunteer. I pray God grants you the strength required in the days and weeks ahead and may your many wonderful memories provide you comfort.
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Karen Ideus
Quincy, IL
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So sorry to learn of Marilyn's passing. I got to know her when I volunteered in the Tea Room at Blessing Hospital. We had some fun conversations! Our deepest sympathy to the family.
From:
Larry and Linda Snyder
Quincy, IL
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Debbie - We are so sorry to learn your mother passed away. Our sympathy to you and your sisters.
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Shawn F Baily
Snohomish, WA
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I connected with Marilyn this past February as a part of an effort of mine to locate a possible sister on the Baily side after 64 years. She willingly shared her family genealogical work to help fill in missing areas and confirmed I did have an, until then, unknown sister. My sister and I met this past June. For that I will be forever grateful to Marilyn. Marilyn and my grandfather's were brothers. We had never met in person but had hoped to meet in a trip planned for 2023. Sadly that will not happen now. My sympathy to Debbie, Julie and Susan and the extended family for your loss especially so soon after losing Harold.
From:
Judy Echternkamp
QUINCY, IL
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My sincere sympathy to the family. Buz and Marilyn were always very kind to me and I enjoyed pizza with them many times at The Tower. Great people! They will be missed.
From:
Steven & Barbara Jenner
Oakland, CA
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We are so sad to hear this. Aunt Marilyn did much genealogical research on the Shrader family going back 200 years. Our condolences for the family.
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Diana Black Borders
Quincy, IL
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My sincere sympathy at the loss of a truly great woman and volunteer! Marilyn was my first baby sitter in life...scroll ahead several years we met at Blessing when I worked there and had some great conversations! I will miss her smile..and always encouragement. May the family know she was a fabulous woman!
May your memories give you peace!
Diana Black Borders
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linda Willing
Quincy, IL
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Debbie,sending our sympathy to you and your sisters. ❤ Dave and Linda Willing
From:
Leslie Geschwandner
Quincy, IL
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On behalf of the American Legion Honor Guard, we send our deepest sympathy to the family. I was totally shocked when Roger Schwengel called to let me know of Marilyn's death.