Marian Marshall, 95

Marian M. Marshall, 95, of Hobe Sound, Fla., and formerly of Klinger Lake in White Pigeon, died July 3, 2010, at the Manors at Hobe Sound following an extended illness.

She was born Sept. 30, 1915, in Bay City, a daughter of Saul and Anna (Adams) Elbinger.

She resisded in Hobe Sound for several years, coming from Klinger Lake, Baldwin Lake and Bay City.

On June 5, 1976, she married Merrill H. Marshall in Baldwin Lake. He preceded her in death.

She was employed for 13 years for Miles Laboratory in Elkhart, Ind., retiring in 1976. She also worked as a medical secretary for 25 years in Bay City.

She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church where she was past deacon and clerk of session. She held a pilot’s license and was a member of the 99s Women’s Pilots Association, founded by Amelia Earhart, and was a past winner of the Bay city to Benton Harbor Air Race.

Surviving are her niece, Beverly (John) Formell of Clawson; sister-in-law, Josephine Elbinger; and several cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; stepson; and two brother, John and Harold Elbinger.

There will be no visitation. Graveside services are at 2 p.m. Saturday at the White Pigeon Township Cemetery with Rev. Wilbur Brandli officiating. Burial will be in the White Pigeon Township Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to the First Presbyterian Church of White Pigeon. Enevelopes are available at Farrand Funeral Home in White Pigeon, which is handling the arrangements.

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