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Eleanor Marvin, 93

Eleanor Mae Marvin, age 93, of Centreville, passed away, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, at her home, after several months of failing health.

Eleanor was born April 15, 1919, in Sturgis, a daughter of the late Albert A. and Nettie (Mingus) Pagels.

Eleanor had attended Todd Rural School in Nottawa Township and graduated from Sturgis High School with the class of 1937.

On April 27, 1946, she married Frederick J. (Jake) Marvin in Colon. He preceded her in death March 5, 2003.

Eleanor had been a homemaker and a member of Colon Baptist Church, where she had served several years as a deaconess, was a Sunday school treasurer and taught Sunday school.

She had been employed at the Department of Social Services in Centreville for 21 years, retiring in 1980.

She is survived by a daughter, Susan (Ken) Allabach of Sturgis; two sons, Larry (Betty) Marvin of Bagdad, Ariz., and Bruce (Donna) Marvin of Sturgis; a daughter-in-law, Thelma (George) Goss of Sturgis; 11 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; a sister, June (Carl) Stuby of Centreville; two sisters-in-law, Lovada Pagels and Kathleen Studeman; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband; a son, Allen Marvin in 1981; three brothers, Harold A., Lawrence C. and Leslie “Gene” Pagels; a sister, Dorothy Pagels; and a sister-in-law, Ella Pagels.

The family will receive relatives and friends from 3-6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, at Schipper Funeral Home in Colon. Funeral services celebrating the life of Eleanor Mae Marvin will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, at Colon Baptist Church with Pastor Scott Kroeger and Mr. David J. Farrell officiating. A committal service and burial will follow at Nottawa Cemetery.

If desired, the family suggests memorials be made in memory of Eleanor to Colon Baptist Church. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.