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Marilyn Petry

Marilyn M. Petry, 88, of Heyworth, went to be with Jesus at 2:43 a.m. Sunday (Jan. 22, 2017) at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington.
Her memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Carmody-Flynn Funeral Home, Bloomington, with the Rev. Ken Martin officiating. A private family interment will be in East Lawn Memorial Gardens, Bloomington. The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Full Gospel Tabernacle, Heyworth.
Marilyn was born May 20, 1928, in Chicago, the daughter of Marion and Ethel Hantz Conn. She married Paul M. Petry on April 26, 1952, in Chicago, and for 65 years, they shared a marriage that was “made in Heaven.” He survives her.
Also surviving are her children, Paul S. (Barbara) Petry, Plano; Susan (Robert) Slusarek, Plainfield; Sharon Smith, Winnebago; Mark (Charlotte) Petry, Plainfield; and Janet (Ken) Martin, Bloomington; 17 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her mother and a brother, Don Conn.
Marilyn had a deep love of the Lord and was a true Proverbs 31 woman. To her family and others who knew her she was the most self-sacrificing, kind, considerate and generous person.
Marilyn was a phenomenal wife, mother and grandmother and will be dearly missed by all those who knew her.