Marilyn A. Colgin

Marilyn Colgin, age 89, of Mildred, Kansas, passed away on Thursday, January 19, 2017, at Mercy Health Center in Fort Scott, Kansas.

She was born on March 31, 1927 at home east of Mildred, Kansas. Marilyn was the third of eight children born to Clifford and Emma (Hackett) Call of Mildred. She grew up in Mildred, attending grade school there and high school in Moran, graduating in 1945. She earned her teaching certificate from Pittsburg State College.

Marilyn was united in marriage to Clifford Colgin on July 29, 1944, in Garnett, Kansas. This union was blessed with three children. He preceded her in death on July 10, 2001.

She was a member of the Mildred United Methodist Church and on October 16, 2016, she was re-baptized at her request. She was also a member of the Sunflower Quilting Guild.

Marilyn worked at McGinty Whitworth in Iola, Kansas for 35 years, and then went to work for Charlie Brown's Store of Mildred until the age of 85.

She was known for her talents of sewing, tailoring, quilting, and baking. She was always ready to bake someone bread, cinnamon rolls, or pies. Her grandchildren always knew she had cookies for them when they visited. Her family and friends were her life's treasures.

Marilyn was also preceded by her parents; four brothers, Merlyn, Curtis, Lawrence, Jerry; one infant sister, Joyce; one great-granddaughter; and one great-grandson.

She is survived by two sons, David Colgin and wife Debra, Kem Colgin and wife Rebekah, both of rural Moran, Kansas; one daughter, Norma Sandusky and husband Vernon of Edna, Kansas; eleven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren; one brother, Kendall Call and wife, Billie of Iola, Kansas; and one sister, Beverly Bynum and husband, Bud of Topeka, Kansas.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM, Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at the Mildred United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in the Fairview Cemetery, Mildred, Kansas. The family will greet friends from 6:00-8:00 PM, Tuesday evening at the funeral home in Moran. Memorial contributions may be made to the Mildred United Methodist Church. Condolences may be sent to the family at