Marilyn K. Parr

Marilyn Kay (Shultz) Parr, 77 of Potterville, passed quickly and peacefully into the arms of Jesus on Friday, June 7, 2019. Marilyn was born March 16, 1942 in Portland, Ind., the daughter of Charles and Freda (McLaughlin) Shultz. Marilyn graduated from Grand Ledge High School in 1960. Her favorite childhood memory was the time she spent with her horse, Suzie. In her early years she worked for Greens Apparel, Kroger, and LaBare Sand and Gravel. On June 18, 1983 she married Stanley L. Parr at their farm in Bellevue. Marilyn and Stan started driving bus in 1986 at Bellevue Community Schools. She was employed there until having to retire early, in 1995, due to a bus accident.  Marilyn enjoyed driving her bus and loved taking on extra bus trips with Stan. They would drive students to their sporting/miscellaneous events. She really enjoyed life on the farm with Stan. She loved working in her flowerbeds and garden very much. She and Stan taught Sunday school at church. They also had a senior citizen’s ministry they loved to run, called The Pioneer Kids. She was most proud of her family and would like to be remembered for loving the Lord, and her strawberry jam! 

Marilyn is survived by her children, Stacie (Mark) Gay, and David LaBare; grandchildren, Samantha (Kyle) Heuer, Kendra and Kimber Gay, Julia and Lacey LaBare; great-grandchildren, Rasheed and Kenan Milligan; Stan’s children, Debby (Ken) Burkett, Kathy Newton, Dave (Lori) Parr, along with all their children and grandchildren; and brother, Larry (Judy) Shultz.

She is pre-deceased by her parents; husband, Stan; and brothers, Paul and Dennis.

A funeral service celebrating Marilyn’s life was held at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 14, 2019 at Pray Funeral Home in Charlotte ,with Rev. Rich Mitterling officiating. Interment took place at Riverside Cemetery in Bellevue. 

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions be made to Pawsibilities Rescue in Olivet, in memory of her love for pets, especially her cats that she did not want to leave behind. 

Family and friends are encouraged to share remembrances and condolences online in Marilyn ‘s tribute page at