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Marilyn J. Kerens age 86 of Clinton, passed away Sunday Oct. 29, 2017 at her home. Funeral Mass will be held 10:30 AM Friday at Prince of Peace Parish. Visitation will be held Thursday 4-7 PM at the Pape Funeral Home, where a 5 PM Wa-Tan-Ye service will be held. Burial will be at St. Irenaeus Calvary Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Rick Rannfeldt, David Burken, Brian, Steve, Danny Barr, and Jerry Kenney. Online condolences may be left at www.papefh.com.

Marilyn was born on Oct. 1, 1931 in Clinton, the daughter of James and Ethel (Doyle) Kenney. She graduated from Mt. St. Clare High School in 1950. She married Robert Kerens on Sept. 21, 1950 in Clinton, he died in 1984. Marilyn worked for Ralston Purina for over 25 years. She was a member of Prince of Peace Parish. She was a lifetime member of the Wa-Tan-Ye Club, and volunteered at Prince of Peace Parish, Sisters of St. Francis, and the gift shop at Mercy North Medical Center for 11 years. She enjoyed doing needlepoint, going to the casino, bowling, was an avid Chicago Cubs fan, and loved her cats and hummingbirds.

Marilyn is survived by her sister, Margaret Burken of Clinton; her two sisters-in-law, Jeanne Kenney of Belvidere, IL and Jean Kerens of Florida; and numerous nieces & nephews and great nieces & nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a sister, Ellen, and three brothers, James, Gerald, and Robert.
Published on October 30, 2017
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