God united Marilyn Luella Blex with her family in heaven on Thursday, September 29, 2016.
Marilyn was born in Jefferson, Kansas on November 15, 1923 to Howard and Pearl (Cathey) Mensch. Growing up in the Jefferson community she graduated from 8th grade and then graduated from Independence High School in 1940. On June 1, 1941 Marilyn was united in marriage to Charles W. Blex, the love of her life. After World War II Marilyn and Chuck made their home in Independence. Marilyn worked as a checker for Heslop's Grocery Store for many years until she went to work for Montgomery County. She was employed in the County appraiser's office until her retirement in 1988. Marilyn was the mother of three children, Jolene, JoAnn, and David. She was always active in her children's lives. Through the years Marilyn could be found working as an active member of the Washington School PTA, she was the leader of her daughters Girl Scout troop, the leader of the Peppy 58 4-H Club and an active member in the Independence Saddle Club. Marilyn was a member of the Independence First Christian Church, a member of CWF and Future Planners Sunday School class. Before declining health she could be found working at Open Arms Diner on Tuesday evenings. She also loved working with the Mercy Auxiliary.
Marilyn was loved and will be missed by her family, daughter, JoAnn and husband Mike Price; son David and wife Wynona Blex, she cherished her four grandchildren, Joshua Blex, Carrie Strimple her husband Jeff, Ashley Golay her husband Clint, and Chrystal Blex, her seven great-grandchildren; Kayla Blex, Tatiana Grant, Quayland Johnson, Garrett and Abigail Golay, Drake and Jentry Strimple. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, daughter Jolene, and brother Elbert Holloway.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday October 4, 2016 at 10:00am at the Independence First Christian Church. Interment will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery. Friends are invited to greet the family on Monday October 3, 2016 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at Webb and Rodrick Chapel. The family suggests memorials be made payable to the First Christian Church or Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice. To leave the family a message of condolence please visit www.webbrodrickfuneralhome.com