NILES, Mich. – Marilyn Ridley, 75, of Niles, formerly of Sterling, died, Monday, April 15, 2019, at Spectrum Hospital at Lakeland of Niles.
Marilyn was the daughter of Reverend Cecil (Helen) Lockard. She married Frank Ridley in Rock Falls on August 26, 1978. He preceded her in death on June 16, 1989. Marilyn was a music and band teacher graduating from Southern Illinois University and later an insurance broker specializing in senior issues. She was an avid sports fan, and her favorite teams were the Cubs and the Bears.
She is survived by two stepsons, Jim (Jean) Ridley of Morrison and Tom Ridley of UT; eight stepgrandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren; and one special friend, Fredda Zeiter of Niles, MI.
She is preceded in death by her parents and two stepsons, Richard and Gene Ridley.
A memorial Service will be held at 11AM on Wednesday, April 24, 2019, at Schilling Funeral Home and Cremation, Sterling. Visitation will take place from 10 AM-11 AM one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Burial will take place at a later date. Cremation Rites have been accorded.
A memorial has been established.
Condolences may be sent to schillingfuneralhome.com