Marilyn A. Baldwin, 86, of Galva, died Saturday, February 5, 2011 at Kewanee Hospital. Cremation has been accorded and a graveside inurnment service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 12th at the Galva Cemetery. Rev. Bob Curry will officiate. There is no visitation. Stackhouse-Moore Funeral Services, Galva is assisting the family with arrangements. Memorials may be made to the First Congregational Church of Galva or the Henry County Humane Society.
Marilyn A. Miller was born September 14, 1924 in Kewanee, the daughter of Lynn and Ruby Ericson Miller. A lifelong Galva resident, she graduated from Galva High School in 1941. Her marriage to Robert Baldwin took place on July 19, 1944 in Galesburg. He passed away on June 8, 1993. Marilyn managed the kitchen at Midland Country Club, Kewanee for six years and was the lunch supervisor for Galva schools for eight years. She also managed Guzzardo''s Hallmark Shop in Galva for nine years. Marilyn was well known for her catering and food preparation skills, and she catered countless wedding receptions, anniversaries, and class reunions.
She was a devoted member of the First Congregational Church in Galva where she served on the church board, was an officer in Women''s Fellowship, and did planning and cooking for the Widow''s Mite Project. Marilyn was active in the American Legion Auxiliary for many years and served in all offices. She also volunteered at Kewanee Hospital. She was known for her love of cats.
Those surviving are a son, David Baldwin, Dublin, OH, nieces, Mary Lou (John) Anderson, Galva, and Lynn (Jim) Hill, Pekin. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and a sister, Helen Marie Girkin.