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Marylyn Jean (Williss) Fanders

June 11, 1937 ~ March 19, 2018 (age 80)

Marylyn Jean (Williss) Fanders, 80, Plymouth, NE, died Monday, March 19, 2018.  She was born June 11, 1937 in Beatrice, NE, to Claude and Celestine (Cripe) Williss. She was raised on a farm at Rockford, NE, and graduated from Holmesville High School in 1954. Marylyn married Eldon Fanders August 4, 1957 at the Hope Evangelical Church rural Harbine. They lived on the family farm until moving to Plymouth in 1959. Marylyn worked at the Steeple House in Beatrice, Marv’s Steak House in Plymouth and Petersen’s MFG. Co. in DeWitt, NE for 33 years.  She enjoyed gardening, flowers, camping and spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Survivors include her children, Gary Fanders and wife Danette of Beatrice, Greg Fanders and wife Connie of Adams, NE, and Patty Fanders of Moberly, MO; 12 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; sister, Shirley Jirovec and husband Richard of Crete, NE; brothers, Robert Williss of North Platte, NE, Russell Williss and wife Jean of Lincoln, NE; brother-in-law, R.H. Fanders and wife Phyllis of Council Bluffs, IA; numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Eldon (2010); daughter, Debora Hanke (2017); sister, Marjorie Kay Borgerding; brothers-in-law, John Borgerding, Harry Mayfield, and Warren Keese; sisters-in-law, Bernice Williss, Henrietta Keese and Rosalie Mayfield; great-grandchild, Alivia Patrick.

Funeral Services will be held 2:00 p.m., Friday, March 23, 2018, at the Peace United Methodist Church, Plymouth with Pastor Ed Millican officiating.  A family prayer service will be held at 1:45 p.m., Friday at the church. Visitation will be held 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday at Harman-Wright Mortuary in Plymouth. Burial will be in the Hope Cemetery, rural Harbine, NE. A memorial has been established in lieu of flowers to Peace United Methodist Church or the Hope Cemetery with the mortuary in charge. A guestbook is available at www.harmanwrightmortuary.com. Harman-Wright Mortuary, Plymouth in charge of arrangements.

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