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Marilyn J. Gamblin

January 8, 1930 — May 27, 2018

Marilyn J. Gamblin, 88 of Tipton, passed away Sunday, May 27, 2018 at IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Marilyn was born January 8, 1930 in Carroll County, Indiana to Warren and Ruth Mae (Sottong) Mullikin.

She is survived by her three sons and their families: David Gamblin and daughter Emily; Bruce Gamblin, wife Karleen, and son Warren; and Stephen Gamblin, wife Julie, and daughter Clarisse.

Throughout her life, Marilyn was an avid music lover and accomplished pianist, continuing to play until the last week of her life.  In her teenage years she played the cornet and French horn in the Tipton High School Band and played piano in a group called the Three Marilyns.  Later in life she accompanied high school and middle school students at regional and state Solo and Ensemble Contest and often accompanied the Elwood Middle School choir at various musical events and performances.

Marilyn devoted her working life to teaching and library science; she was a graduate of Indiana University Bloomington (B.S.) and Purdue University West Lafayette (M.S.).  She was a professional librarian and English teacher for nearly 30 years and taught at Tipton High School and Elwood Middle School before retiring in 1997.

She was a member and Past Worthy Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star, Rosary Chapter #66 in Tipton and the Indiana State Teachers Association.  At the time of her passing, she was a member of the Indiana Retired Teachers Association.

Funeral services for Marilyn will be 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 16 at Young-Nichols Funeral Home with visitation from 12:30 until the time of the service.  Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Tipton.  The Order of Eastern Star will have a memorial service starting at 2:00 p.m. Saturday.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial donations in Marilyn’s honor be made to Friends of the Tipton Library, 127 E. Madison Street, Tipton, Indiana, 46072.


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