Meadville Tribune

May 6, 2014

Marilyn J. Carlson

Meadville Tribune

MEADVILLE — Marilyn J. Carlson, 85, of Meadville, passed away Saturday, May 3, 2014, at Meadville Medical Center.

She was born Feb. 3, 1929, in Bradford, a daughter of Earl W. and Alberta Stover Duggan. She married Richard W. Carlson on Aug. 2, 1949, and he preceded her in death Sept. 24, 1986.

Marilyn was a graduate of Bradford Area High School. She was a loving mother and devoted wife and homemaker. She also worked at First National Bank for 17 years.

Marilyn was a member of Stone United Methodist Church where she also volunteered in addition to volunteering at the Meadville YWCA for many years. She was a life-member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority and enjoyed being with people, flowers, eating out, winters in Florida with her dear friend, Betty, and time spent with family at Chautauqua Lake for 30 years.

Survivors include two sons, Larry R. Carlson and his wife, Heather, of Stow, Ohio, and Dennis L. Carlson and his friend, Martha McLaren, who was also a good friend of his mother, of Meadville; four grandchildren, Vanessa, Jeffrey, Natalie and Kevin; two great-grandchildren, Molly and Jake; a brother, William Duggan and his wife, Francoise of Florida; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two daughters, Molly Beth and Martha Jane Carlson; and a grandson, Chase Ryan Carlson.

Calling hours will be Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Robert W. Waid Funeral Home, 581 Chestnut St., Meadville, and Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m. at Stone United Methodist Church, 956 S. Main St., Meadville.

The funeral service will be Thursday at Stone United Methodist Church at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Sarah Roncolato, pastor, officiating.

Interment will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 3229 Burnet Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio 45229-3095.

Memories and condolences may be shared at