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Marilyn Reed, 93
by Report submitted · October 12th, 2017

Marilyn Pauline Reed, 93, of Marion passed away October 6, 2017, at The Villages of Marion, Iowa.

She is survived by her children, Kim (Laura) Reed of Cedar Rapids and Joni Reed (Bill) Cooley of Marion; grandsons, Jesse Reed of Brooklyn, NY and Dakota Reed of Peoria, IL; brother, Gene Harrington of Cedar Falls; sister, Diane (Ron) Christensen of Jacksonville, FL; and her beloved corgi/beagle companion, Bella.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Eugene and Viola Harrington; husband Donald V. Reed; sister Joan (Don) Dunlap; and sister-in-law Marty (Gene) Harrington.

Marilyn Pauline Harrington was born May 21, 1924 in Fort Dodge, Iowa to proud parentsEugene and Viola (Maisell) Harrington. She graduated from Cedar Falls High School in 1942.

On November 23, 1945 in Cedar Falls, she married her great love, Don "Sarie" Reed of Boone.

Marilyn devoted her life to caring for her husband, children, pets, and home. She and Sarie enjoyed watching sports and taking trips to visit family and friends across the country and Australia. In later years after Sarie's death in 1999, her wonderful dog Bella brought her great joy and was her constant companion. Marilyn's sweet and positive spirit will be missed by many.

The family wishes to thank the kind staff at The Villages for their compassionate care of Marilyn and her special dog Bella.

Entrusted with the arrangements is Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home. Per Marilyn's wishes, private graveside services will be held at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made in Marilyn's memory to Camp Courageous of Iowa, Monticello, IA by going to:

Online condolences may be conveyed to the family at under Obituaries.
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