Marilyn J. King

December 6, 1933 - August 1, 2018

Marilyn J. (Priebe) King, 84, a resident of Cape Coral, FL since 1989, formerly of Toledo, OH, entered the loving arms of Jesus on Wednesday, August 1, 2018. She was born December 6, 1933 in Toledo, OH to Clarence and Mildred (Churchill) Priebe, now deceased.

She attended Central Catholic High School in Toledo, married and raised her six children. She enjoyed various mediums of art and was honored by the Toledo Museum of Art for her artistic talents. She worked as a floral designer for Prescott Florist before moving to Florida and continued to work for various florists throughout her later years.

Marilyn was of the Catholic faith and was an active member of St. Andrews Parish in Cape Coral. She, along with her beloved late husband John were devoted members of the order of The Lay Carmelites where she served as director of the Saint Andrews chapter. They also started a Carmelite chapter in Bella Vista AR in 1992. They traveled to The Holy Land of Medjugorje on three separate occasions, which only strengthened their devotion to Jesus, The Blessed Virgin and to the Catholic Church. They were also avid square dancers for many years and enjoyed conferences, outings, and social events.

She is survived by four loving children, Michael Tillman (Cathy) of Toledo, OH, Gloria Cohen of Copley, OH, Sandra McArthur (Bruce) of Bonita Springs, FL, and Marcia Smith (Matthew) of Cape Coral, FL; son in law, Kenneth Bellair of Toledo, OH; sister, Kathleen Bonfiglio of Toledo, OH; sister in law, Mary Priebe of Toledo, OH; 12 grandchildren; as well as 12 great grandchildren.

Marilyn was preceded in death by her husband, John King in 2012; son, Mark Tillman; daughter, Debra Bellair; sister, Barbara Samsel; as well as brother, C. Richard Priebe.

Visitation will be held on Friday, August 10, from 2-8 pm at Ansberg-West Funeral Home, 3000 W. Sylvania Ave Toledo, OH with the rosary being recited at 7 pm. Final viewing will be held in the narthex of the church at 10:00 am with a Mass of Christian Burial following on Saturday, August 11, at 11:00 am at The Most Blessed Sacrament Church, 4255 Bellevue Road, Toledo with interment following at Resurrection Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions in memory of Marilyn J. King are suggested to Hope Hospice, 9470 Healthpark Cir., Fort Myers, FL 33908.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, FL as well as Ansberg-West Funeral Home Toledo, OH is entrusted with final care.


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