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Marilyn Joyce (Shannon) Walker

October 11, 1939 ~ September 9, 2023 (age 83) 83 Years Old
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Marilyn Walker Obituary

Marilyn Joyce (Shannon) Walker, 83 of Greenfield, passed away Saturday, September 9, 2023, surrounded by her loving family.  She was born in White Hall, Illinois, on October 11, 1939, to Harland and Irene (Logan) Shannon. She married the love of her life, Gerald “Dean” Walker on March 8, 1958, and he survives.  

Also surviving are her children, Sherry (Mike) Kinser of Greenfield, Scott (Anne) Walker of Rockbridge, Janice (Ron) Plogger of Greenfield, Lori McAdams (friend Jim Brewer) of Greenfield, and Amber Ford of Jerseyville, and her grandchildren Julie, Rachel, Joe (Beth), and Josh (Kayla) Kinser, Olivia (Jamie), Logan, and Gabrielle Walker, Megan (Tanner) Clagg and Austin Plogger, Carly (Tyler) Marshall, and Kimberlee and Douglas Ford, and her great-grandchildren Kylie, Ava, and Duke Kinser, Cullan and Bronson Kinser, and Treynor and Alam Clagg, step-grandchildren Kristen (Danny) Smith and Blake Marshall, and step-great-grandchildren Evan Powell, and Aiden, Addie, and Hank Smith.  Also surviving are her brother, Bob Shannon of Carrollton, and her sister, Judy (David) Gonzales of White Rock, New Mexico. Preceding her in death was her sister-in-law Sherryl Shannon and many other brothers and sisters-in-law.  

Marilyn was a 1957 graduate of Carrollton High School.  She embraced the transition from being a Carrollton Hawk to being a true Tiger fan.  She enjoyed watching the many activities of her grandkids and great-grandkids.  Her entire married life, she was a true farmer’s wife.  She cooked many meals for her hay crews and farm hands, took many meals to the fields, and hauled grain to the elevator.  She loved gardening, sewing, and crafts.  She enjoyed gathering with her “coffee club” girls, hosted many family gatherings and celebrations, and spent countless hours preparing food for others. She was actively involved in the Greenfield United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday School and Bible School, set up communion, and served on several committees throughout the years.  

A visitation will be held Tuesday, September 12, at the Greenfield Grace Methodist Church, from 4 until 7 pm where a funeral service will also be held at 10:30 am on Wednesday.  Burial will follow at the Oak Wood Cemetery north of Greenfield.  Memorials are suggested to Boyd Hospital, or the Greenfield Grace Methodist Church. The Shields-Bishop funeral home is assisting the family.  Please leave a memory or condolence at

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September 12, 2023

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Greenfield Grace Methodist Church
400 Prairie Street
Greenfield, IL 62044

Funeral Service
September 13, 2023

10:30 AM
Greenfield Grace Methodist Church
400 Prairie Street
Greenfield, IL 62044

September 13, 2023

11:30 AM
Oak Wood Cemetery
US Highway 267
Greenfield, IL 62044


Boyd Hospital Foundation
800 School St, Carrollton IL 62016
Tel: 1-217-942-6946

Greenfield Grace Methodist Church
400 Prairie Street, Greenfield IL 62044
Tel: 1-217-368-2366


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