Marilyn E. Tjardes, 82, of Foosland peacefully passed away Sunday July 5, 2020 at her home. A drive thru visitation will be held at her home 3:00-7:00 pm Saturday July 11, 2020. If you need directions please contact a family member. A Celebration of Marilyn's life will be held 1:00 pm Sunday July 12, 2020 at the First Christian Church in Gibson City with Pastor Mat Bowen officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to The First Christian Church or to the GCMS Education Foundation.
Marilyn was born August 1, 1937 in Morris, Illinois a daughter of Frank Burdette Ransley and Isa Sutton Ransley. She married George W. Tjardes October 19, 1958 in Verona. He passed away November 2, 2016, they were married fifty-eight years.
She is survived by her children Jan (Larry) Pfeiffer of Carlinville, Phil (Jayne) Tjardes of Gibson City and Jane Noyd of Geneseo. Five grandchildren Ashley (Dave) Hedge of Franklin, Tennessee, Lane Pfeiffer of Carlinville, Taylor (Chris Stearns) Tjardes of Rolling Meadows, Eric (Heather) Pfeiffer of Carlinville and Jeremy (Kendi) Tjardes of Ankeny, Iowa and her first great grandson on the way. She was preceded in death by her parents, a son-in-law Eric Noyd and a brother William B. Ransley.
Marilyn was a dedicated wife, mother, aunt, grandma, friend and mentor to many. She was a long-time member of the First Christian Church, serving as an elder, committee member and Sunday school teacher and in anyway needed. She was past president of the Illinois-Wisconsin Regional Disciples of Christ Ministry. Marilyn was a past member of the Gibson City School Board, Friendly Circle Club and Euchre Club. She was a member of the Illinois Poll-Ettes, helping to advance the Polled Hereford breed of cattle and was a National Poll-Ette of the year.
She was an excellent cook, baker and listener and always doing for others. She will be missed by all that knew and loved her.
Celebration of Life
1:00 PM (CST)
First Christian Church
112 W. 12th Street
Gibson City, IL 60936
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