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Marilyn J. Weatherholt

Posted on March 19, 2013 at 1:00 a.m.

March 9, 1943 - March 16, 2013

ELKHART — Marilyn Jean Weatherholt, 70, of Elkhart, passed away Sunday, March 16, 2013, in her home.

She was born March 9, 1943, in Kankakee, Ill., to Robert and Harriett (Johnson) Case. She married Ralph Galen Weatherholt on Feb. 13, 1960. He died Dec. 12, 2012.

Surviving are three sons, Lonnie (Denise) of Elkhart, Ronnie (Amy) of Goshen and Donnie (Kristen) of Osceola; two daughters, Bonnie (Vince) Nickerson of Titusville, Fla., and Connie (Aaron) Ebenroth of Goshen; 11 grandchildren, Tiffany, Marc, Derek, Andrew, Rachelle, James, Ashley, Nick, Breanna, Morgan and Drake; five stepgrandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; seven great-stepgrandchildren; one brother, Jerry (Jane) Case of Bluffton; a sister, Barbara (Rodney) Bailey of Louisville, Ky.; and a half-sister, Candace (Eric) DeHaven of Tampa, Fla.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Tom Case; and her parents.

Marilyn was a homemaker and a member of Bristol American Legion Auxiliary. She was on the originial board of directors for Concord Little League and was one of the first girls’ Little League softball coaches. Marilyn was a constant presence in her children’s, grandchildren’s and great-grandchildren’s school and church activities. She was everyone’s cook.

Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 21, 2013, at Stemm-Lawson-Peterson Funeral Home, Elkhart, where a celebration of life will be at 7 p.m.

Memorials may be given to Victory Junction, an organization for kids with chronic medical conditions. Online condolences may be sent to the family at