September 19, 1937 – May 13, 2018
Marilyn June Greer, 80, passed away on May 13th, 2018 at her home, with family by her side. Marilyn was born to Arthur and Georgia Bennett on September 19th, 1937 in Kokomo. She graduated from Kokomo High School in 1955. Marilyn married her husband of 62 years, James "Jim" Greer, on March 31st, 1956 and he survives. She worked as a librarian at Sycamore Elementary School for 10 years, and then as a florist in her flower shop, Flowers by Marilyn, for 10 years.
Marilyn and Jim loved to travel together, visiting Michigan, California, and Florida. They attended many family reunions in Texas, Ohio, Michigan, Virginia, Illinois, and Georgia. They loved to watch the Indianapolis Colts play. Marilyn was the women's advisor at Grace Community Foursquare Church. She also worked on the Great Banquet Committee, Kokomo Women's Aglow, and the area team. She was talented at creating cards for weddings and birthdays, and other occasions. Marilyn was very outgoing and never knew a stranger. She adored her children and grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Marilyn will be dearly missed by her friends and family.
Marilyn is survived by her husband, Jim Greer; children Cindy (Darnell) Smith, of Kokomo; Perry Greer, of Florida; Lori (Anthony) Sims, of California; grandchildren Alisha (Tymon) Whitfield, Darrin (Lety) Smith, Ashleigh Sims, Andreya Sims, and Jasmine Greer; great-grandchildren Zion and Gabriel Smith, Symeon and Ava Whitfield, and Denim Bonner; and many nieces and nephews.
Marilyn is preceded in passing by her parents and sisters Rebeca Threat and Pat Lawrence.
Friends and family may call Monday, May 21st from 11AM to 1PM at Grace Community Foursquare Church 2020 S. Goyer St. Kokomo, Indiana 46902, with a service following at 1PM, officiated by Pastor Mike Rush. Memorial contributions can be directed to Foursquare Grace Community Church.
May 29, 2018
I was so sorry to hear of Marilyn's passing and didn't know if she had been in poor health. She was so kind and friendly as I knew her from Beamer Methodist Church as I was growing up and then at Sycamore School where I taught a short time and then substituted some. I'm sending prayers for her family and friends. May God be with you all.
Jane (Densborn) Sparlin
May 27, 2018
Marilyn was always so giving, always had a smile on her face and she was soft spoken. She was a true treasure in an earthen vessel. She will be missed.
May 27, 2018
What can I say? You came into our lives many years ago. You have been teacher, mentor, friend. You took time to help me when I needed it. I thank God for allowing me to experience kindness and love through you.
I miss you, but am glad you are no longer suffering.
Pradeep will write a separate note. He thought the world of you!
Your friends Bev and Pradeep
May 15, 2018
Mrs. Greer was a second mother to me for many of my childhood years. I remember sleepovers with Lori at the Greer’s house and we had such good times. The funny part was when Mrs. Greer tried to fix my hair. Considering my hair was a little different texture, that almost always turned out kinda different (in a cute, funny way). Bring on the VO5! Mrs. Greer was always so loving and decdicated to her family and friends. Reflecting back now as a grown woman., I realize how much her character and support enhanced my childhood. She was inclusive before that was a thing. I know she loved her family dearly and Lori, Perry and Cindy and their children (and chikdren’s Children) will forever carry beautiful memories of a very special person. Prayers and love to the family.
Mark and Pam Dishon
May 15, 2018
Jim and the whole family. We are very sorry to here about Marilyn's passing. She was a very wonderful Christian lady. We will be praying for all of you durning this time. She has seen Jesus and is with him.