Marilyn M. Tipton 73 of Mattoon, IL, IL passed away at 9:20 AM Sunday July 12, 2015 in Springfield Memorial Hospital in Springfield, IL.

Marilyn was born September 24, 1941 at Bradbury in Cumberland Co., IL, the daughter of Kenneth and Leora Rice Stewart.

She was a member of New Life Tabernacle in Sullivan, IL.She loved gardening and her flowers.In her early years, she enjoyed fishing.

Surviving are husband Charles; children: Carol (Dave) Otto of Charleston, IL, John “Pete” (Lora) Tipton of Windsor, Freda Wooley of Mattoon an Diane (Stephen) Roberts of Windsor; ten grandchildren; sixteen great grandchildren with one on the way; brothers and sisters: Helen Joanne (Richard) Grissom of Charleston, IL, Lowell “Butch” Stewart of Trowbridge, IL, Merle (Lorene) Stewart of Toledo, IL and Duane (Carol Willoughby) of Charleston.

Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents, grandson Jim Tipton and granddaughter Kaylynn Pearson.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Thursday July 16, 2015 in Lovins-Lockart Funeral Home in Windsor.Visitation will be from 12:00 noon until time of the service on Thursday in the funeral home.Burial will be in Sand Creek Cemetery near Windsor.

On line condolences may be directed to the family at www.lockartgreenfuneralhome.com