Hitt, Marilyn

Written by David Green.

Marilyn K. Hitt, 55, of E. Chestnut St., Morenci, Mich., died March 14, 2012, at Herrick Medical Center in Tecumseh, Mich.

She was born Oct. 18, 1956, in Dry Creek, W.V., to the late William Alfred “Bubby” and Phyllis Ann (Walker) Dillon. She married Edward Hitt in October 1976, in Wauseon, Ohio, and he survives.

Marilyn moved to Morenci with her family at the age of five, and she was a graduate of the Morenci Area High School. She liked to read, put puzzles together, and collect rare coins and bills that she called her “funny money.” Marilyn attended the Morenci Church of the Nazarene.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Amanda Dunn, of Morenci, and a grandson, Cody Dunn.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, James “Joe” Dillon.

Funeral services are planned at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 17, at Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in Morenci, with Pastor Dennis Owens officiating. Visitation is scheduled from 2 p.m. until the time of service Saturday. Private interment will take place at Oak Grove Cemetery in Morenci at a later date.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of Lenawee or to the family.

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