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Marilyn Lee Northrop, 84, of Mound City, Kan., died at 1:50 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015, at Prescott Country View Nursing Home, Prescott, Kan. Marilyn was born March 7, 1930, in Council Bluffs, Iowa, to Merlin and Leeyota (Lyon) Smith.
She graduated from high school in Woodbine, Iowa. Marilyn attended college studying criminology. She had held many types of jobs over the years, finally retiring from Food Fair in Mound City. Marilyn was very active in the VFW Auxiliary. She had served as president of the Ottawa chapter and had served for several years as the director of Community Service for VFW district.
Marilyn was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Northrop May 8, 1990; and one daughter, Roxann Lee (Hobbs) Glissendorf.
Marilyn is survived by one son, Shawn Lee Hobbs of Mound City; one sister, Jodi Hickey of Woodbine, Iowa; two grandchildren, Rhiannon Shawn Glissendorf and Elsa Sylvia Glissendorf; one great-grandchild; and her significant other, Robert S. Tastad of Mound City.
The family suggests memorials to COPD Foundation in care of the funeral home.
A graveside memorial service was on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, at Fort Scott National Cemetery, Fort Scott, Kan. Friends and family may leave online condolences at


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