Obituary

J. Marilyn Mayville

Resided in Escanaba, MI
Died December 8th, 2015

J. Marilyn Mayville, 77, Escanaba, passed away on Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at OSF St. Francis Hospital following a courageous battle with cancer.

She was born on December 7, 1938 in L’anse, MI, daughter of the late Harry and Lavinia (Asher) Perrault. Marilyn was raised in Zeba, MI and moved to Escanaba after graduating nursing college.

She graduated from L’Anse High School in 1956 and continued her education at Mercy School of Practical Nursing in Cadillac, MI where she obtained her Practical Nursing license (LPN) in 1957.

On April 8, 1961, she married Francis “Mike” Mayville at St. Anne’s Church. He preceded her in death on June 14, 1993.

Marilyn was a member of the Lady Elks Auxiliary and St. Anne’s Church. She loved to cook, shop in thrift stores, go “junkin” with her best friend Cheryl Moore, and go to the casino. She loved all of her granddogs; she will be missed by her special granddogs Ariel and Hunter. Her family was the most important part of life.

She worked as an LPN at OSF St. Francis Hospital for 30 years until her retirement in 1998. Her father chose her career path for her and it was the perfect career. She was passionate about caring for her patients as well as the many friends and family who would call on her to get her medical assistance.

Marilyn is survived by her children, Susan (Mark) Yankovich of Gladstone, Joseph “Jose” (Diane) Mayville of Escanaba, and Michele (Mark) Mayville-Cole of Escanaba; six grandchildren, Keenan Mayville-Davis, Amanda and Michael Leonard, and Pierce, Riley, and Dawson Mayville; several great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her son Thomas, grandson Reid Mayville, brothers, Mulligan Beddell, Jack “John” Stoddard, Mark “Kelly” Perrault; and sisters, Lois LaFernier, Rosabelle “Cosie” LaClair, and Dorothy “Joan” Noble.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, December 12, 2015, from 10 to 12:30 p.m. at the Crawford Funeral Home in Escanaba. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at St. Anne’s Church at 1 p.m. with Rev. Fran DeGroot officiating. A meal will follow in the church hall.
Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery.

The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the Mayville family.

9 Tributes to “J. Marilyn Mayville”

  1. I remember Aunt Marilyn laughing, and caring, and cooking. What a legacy of joy she leaves us!

  2. Auntie – I will miss your laughter, I will miss your wonderful stories, I will miss your beautiful smiling face. I will cherish our last visit, on your last birthday. I love you very much, rest in peace Auntie.

  3. Marilyn was the best to work with and she always made a rough day the to end up being the best because she was so caring and compassionate. I will never forget her and she was so deeply loved. I thank the Lord for the opportunity to be a little part of her life

  4. Joey, Sue and Michelle, I was surprised to hear of your Mothers passing. We always greeted each other when we’d see each other on 15 th. I used to lend your mother books to read and would often see her at St. Vinnies. You have my sympathies.

  5. I am so sorry for you loss. Everyone who knew Marilyn at O.S.F. is filled with many memories. Most of them make us smile. She was one of a kind and I know you will all miss her. I was honored to roast her when she retired. I was never short of material. She is forever a part of my heart. Sincerely and with much sympathy . Sue

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