Marilynn June Longenecker
Marilynn J. Longenecker, 82, passed away Thursday, March 16th, in Salina. She was born March 6, 1935 in Jefferson, Oklahoma, the daughter of Arthur Lewis and Wintress Josephine (Johnson) Bible. Growing up in the area, Marilynn attended local schools, graduated from Colorado Springs Bible College and Academy and earned her RN certificate from Bethel College in Newton. On November 25, 1960 Marilynn was married to Vernon Longenecker. All of their married life was spent farming north of Abilene. He preceded her in death February 7, 2011. She enjoyed spending time with family, sewing, quilting and gardening. Marilynn was also preceded in death by her parents and a son Merle Longenecker.
She is survived by: daughter, Delores Longenecker of Salina; two sons, Dale (Joella) Longenecker of Parkville, Missouri and Kent (Carol) Longenecker of Sheridan, Indiana; five grandchildren, Steven, Kathie, Ruth, Erika and Lauren and two great-grandchildren, Adelyn and Lila.
The family has chosen cremation. Memorial services will be held 10:30 AM Saturday, April 1st, at the Zion Brethren In Christ Church with Revs. Jay Johnson and Jon Fillipi officiating. Inurnment will follow in the Union Cemetery. The family will receive friends 5:30 - 6:30 PM Friday, March 31st, at the Danner Funeral Home. The family suggests memorial contributions in her name be made to World Hope International or Gideons. They may be left at the church the day of the service or left at or sent in care of the Danner Funeral Home POB 768 Abilene, Kansas 67410.