Marilyn Kay Reed, 66 of Linden, passed away suddenly on Thursday, February 20, 2020 due to heart complications. Funeral services will take place at 12 p.m. Monday, February 24, 2020 at Caldwell Parrish Funeral Home - McCalley Chapel in Adel and burial will follow at Brethren Cemetery east of Dallas Center. A visitation will be held on Monday, February 24th from 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. at the funeral home prior to the service.

Marilyn was born in Kansas City, MO to Carl and Miriam Reed on May 30, 1953. She was baptized at the age of 11 and graduated from Grandview High School in 1971 and went on to nursing school and became an LPN in 1972.

In 1973, she married John Gingrich in Grandview, MO and from that union was born Randall and Marci. They later divorced. She moved to Adel, IA in 1979 to raise her small family and later moved to Dallas Center. Marilyn worked as an LPN at several hospitals and nursing homes. She met Steve Crowl in 1986 at the Dallas County Care Facility where they worked together. She will be remembered for her sense of humor, creative talent and artistic abilities at many things.

Marilyn is survived by her son, Randall (Kathy) Reed of Schuylkill Haven, PA; their six sons, Devon, Quinton, Colton, Cameron, Britton and Landon; daughter, Marci Howrey of Hampton, IA; her four daughters, Miranda, Kaitlyn, Tiffany and Heather, and one son, Brayden; Marilyn’s mother, Miriam Reed of Grandview, MO; two sisters, Sandra (Lee) Meyers of Peculiar, MO and Donna (Davy) Myers, Dallas Center, IA; brother, Duane (Cherri) Reed of Grandview, MO; significant other, Steve Crowl of Linden, IA , and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, Carl Reed, and grandson, Matthew Howrey.

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