Marilyn Jeanette Amos, 85, of Jefferson City, passed away Friday, November 27, 2020, at her residence surrounded by her family.
She was born May 14, 1935 in California, Missouri, the daughter of the late Synder Reichel and Dorothy (Renken) Medlen.
She attended Lincoln One Room School House in Moniteau County and was a 1954 graduate of Eldon High School where she played volleyball.
Marilyn was united in marriage on October 8, 1954, at Enon Baptist Church to Dorsey D. Amos who preceded her in death on July 17, 2016.
Marilyn worked as a teacher’s aid and later as a secretary for the Cole R-1 Elementary School in Russellville, retiring in 1986.
She was a member of Russellville Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school, oversaw the kitchen at church, and volunteered during Vacation Bible School.
She enjoyed visiting her friends and church family at area nursing homes and volunteering with Meals-On-Wheels. She also enjoyed camping, fishing, watching the St. Louis Cardinals, spending vacation time at the Beach watching the sunset with friends, and especially loved attending her grandchildren’s events. Marilyn was a loving person, she loved her husband and her family with Her whole heart. She will be remembered by many for the prayer warrior that she was. May her legacy live on.
Survivors include two children, Gary (Marla) Amos, Russellville; Dottie Bemboom, Jefferson City; three grandchildren, Tony (Alicia) Amos, Ellen (Jason) Romero, Molly (John) Link; expecting one great-grandchild; a step-granddaughter, Ashley Bemboom and her son Isaiah Wilke; and a half-brother, Terry Don Reichel, Texas.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Dorsey Amos; sister-in-law, Ruby Shikles; brother-in-law, Herschel Amos; and two nephews, Duane Amos and Dennis Shikles.
The family would like to thank all caregivers, especially Perry Luetkemeyer and the hospice nurses as well as Glenda Raithel, Kay Payne, Elaine Morris and Frances Ann Engelbrecht who helped with Marilyn’s care during the last few months.
Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Friday, December 4, 2020, at Russellville Baptist Church.
Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, at Russellville Baptist Church with Tony Amos officiating. The service can be viewed on the Russellville Baptist Church Facebook page for those who wish to join the family in spirit. Those attending the services are asked to follow social distancing guidelines. Masks are encouraged while in attendance.
Burial will be in Enloe Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to the Russellville Baptist Church Youth Group, Russellville Baptist Church Kitchen Fund, or to Enloe Cemetery.
Scrivner-Morrow Funeral Homes in Russellville is in charge of the arrangements.
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