Marylin E. Ellison — Rochester

ROCHESTER — The funeral for Marylin E. Ellison will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Ranfranz & Vine Funeral Homes Chapel, with the Rev. Dr. Joe A. Rogers officiating. Burial will be March 27 in Rose Hill Memorial Park Cemetery in Whittier, Calif.

Mrs. Ellison, 84, formerly of Kansas and more recently of Stewartville and Rochester, died Tuesday (March 18, 2008) at Samaritan Bethany Heights.

Marylin Elizabeth Rogers was born Sept. 15, 1923, in Huntington Park Calif., and graduated from Bell High School in Bell, Calif. She attended Huntington Park Training School for Christian Workers, then worked for 15 years at Elizabeth Street School in Cudahy, Calif. She worked as a playground director in the elementary education field, and taught Sunday School in both California and Kansas for a total of 45 years. On June 30, 1942, she married Alfred Dewey Ellison in Yuma, Ariz.; he died May 30, 1982. In 1983 Mrs. Ellison moved to Wichita, Kan., where she resided for 22 years and was a member of the Oatville Evangelical Methodist Church. In November 2005 she moved to Stewartville and then to Rochester to be near family.

She belonged to the Grandmothers Club, the PTA and the Senior Citizens while in Wichita. She enjoyed decorating cakes, gardening, embroidery, painting, crocheting and walking.

Survivors include a son, David of Wichita; a daughter, Nancy (Rev. Donald) Dillon of Rochester; four grandchildren; a great-grandson; and a brother, Dr. Joe A. (Marilyn) Rogers of Murrieta, Calif. She was preceded in death by her husband, a brother, a sister and an infant son.


Visitation will be an hour before the service at Ranfranz & Vine Funeral Homes.

Memorials are suggested to the First Church of the Nazarene in Rochester for a new sound system.

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