MARILYN J. LLOYD, 88, passed away Thursday, October 8, 2009 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Hartford City, she worked as a pre-school teacher with Wesleyan Kiddie Kollege for 25 years, retiring in 2002. She was a board member and secretary of Spring Street Wesleyan Church. She played piano and organ at church for over 60 years. She also cleaned the church, volunteered when needed and taught at the Wesleyan Kiddie Kollege.
She is survived by her husband, Garrett Lloyd of Fort Wayne; sons, Larry (Judy) Lloyd, Jim (Susan) Lloyd both of Fort Wayne; daughter, Patti (Charlie) Snyder of Columbia City; brother, Richard Smith of Fort Wayne; grandchildren, Janice (Bruce) Conrad, Joyce DeLeo, Jeff Lloyd, Leslie Lloyd all of Fort Wayne, Bart (Kelly) Goodin, Brent Goodin both of Columbia City, Brad (Kim) Goodin, Ben (Chana) Goodin both of Fort Wayne; 16 great grandchildren; 8 great-great-grandchildren.
Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents, Orlando and Eleanor Smith; brother, Robert Smith; son-in-law, Mike Goodin; granddaughter, Laura Brotherton; grandson-in-law, Danny Brotherton.
Funeral ceremony was 2 PM Monday at Three Rivers Wesleyan Church, 1835 Spring Street with calling one hour prior to service. Calling at 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 PM on Sunday, at D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave. Burial in Lindenwood Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Three Rivers Wesleyan Church.