MARILYN E. SPEAR

REED CITY — Marilyn E. Spear, 84, of Reed City, passed away on Friday, June 17, 2011, at Metron of Big Rapids.

She was born on July 21, 1926, in Mecosta to Ford and Erma (Swiler) Brown, and attended school in Mecosta.

Marilyn married Alan Spear on July 21, 1955. He preceded her in death on July 21, 1983. She lived in Mecosta and Big Rapids until coming to Reed City in 1966.

Surviving are her children, Jeannine (Ed) Zimmerman of Hersey, Daniel of Reed City, Alan of Chase, and Donnie of Big Rapids; six grandchildren; four great grandchildren; brother, Doyle Brown; and sister, Marjorie Brown.

Marilyn was preceded in death by a daughter, Anne Marie; and two brothers, Harris and Glen.

Family graveside services will be held at a later date at Hersey Village Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Humane Society or Animal Control. Arrangements were entrusted to the McDowell Funeral Home.