She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Earl H. Epplett, whom she married April 6, 1956; two sons, David (Kristin) Epplett of Spring Lake and Dennis (Chris) Epplett of Massachusetts; three daughters: Christy (Michael) Bridle of Jamestown, Beth Epplett of Spring Lake and Pamela (John) Bartlette of Texas; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Eugene (Violet) Van Strate of Spring Lake. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Marilyn enjoyed traveling to the Upper Peninsula, going out for dinner, and spending time with family and friends.
A memorial service will be held at Faith Baptist Church, 3593 Whitehall Road, Muskegon, on Thursday, April 18, at 11 a.m. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Memorial contributions may be directed to Muskegon Rescue Mission, 1715 Peck Street, Muskegon.