Marilyn Kay Clemons

December 5, 1939February 4, 2021

Marilyn K. Clemons, 81, of Metamora, passed away Thursday, February 4, 2021 at her home in Metamora.

She was born December 5, 1939 in Peoria, IL to Morrell E. and Nellie May (Schweitzer) Reed. She married Ronald Clemons on May 2, 1959 in Peoria. He preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death were her parents.

Surviving are her three children, Jeff (Lori) Clemons of Ripon, Wisconsin, Tracy (Dave) Capperrune of Chillicothe, and Lance (Abbe) Clemons of San Francisco, CA; 8 grandchildren, Carmen, Ben, Zach, Lindsey, Molly, Abby, TIlly, and Ingrid; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Marilyn was a devoted wife, loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, who enjoyed spending time with her family and was an amazing homemaker. She volunteered in the Nursery at St. Francis Medical Center, at Mother House in Germantown Hills, with Easter Seals, and with Proctor Hospitals Sojourn Bear Program for cancer patients.

A private family service will be held and burial will be at Swan Lake Memory Gardens in Peoria. Davison-Fulton Woolsey-Wilton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Midwest Affiliate. Online condolences can be shared with at


  • Private Family Services

    Wednesday, February 10, 2021


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Linda Clemons

February 10, 2021

Marilyn was my sister in law, she was family and she was my friend and confidante...a blessing in anyone's life and I am so grateful. She was the one person with whom I had a special bond ... we married the Clemons brothers. I will miss her very much.

Barbara Bechtel

February 10, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families . We have a lot of good memories of your mother. She loved her children and grandchildren dearly. She was a good friend to all. Barb & Denny Bechtel

judy kailey

February 8, 2021

M Merry
A Active
R Resourceful
I Intellligent
L Loving
Y Young at Heart
N Natural

These are few words to inadequately describe my childhood friend. We loved each other through the good and tough times.

Terry Rogers

February 8, 2021

I would like to express my sincere sympathy for the loss of your wonderful mother. I had the honor of knowing her because I work at the Motherhouse. She was such a lovely addition to our Motherhouse family. Her visits to see us always brightened my day. I could always count on seeing her beautiful smile and she always gave me a hug. Many times she would bake the staff and Sisters a treat. She was so proud of her family and I feel I know some of you through photos and stories. So blessed to have known her. My heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Beth Vandusen

February 7, 2021

To Jeff, Tracy, Lance and Family,
I was so very sad to hear about your Mom’s passing.
I have so many precious memories of your Mom and Dad growing up in our Neighborhood.
Your parents were the greatest!
Later in life I saw your Mom often at OSF when she was volunteering.
She was always smiling and so friendly.
We talked about our families and the past.
I always looked forward to seeing your Mom in the cafeteria at lunch, it brightened my day.
You were blessed to have amazing parents.
Sending prayers and love to you all.
Love, Beth Hohulin, Vandusen


February 6, 2021

I worked in the nursery at OSF and she was a wonderful caring woman. I sat with her while feeding babies and talked with her about her family which she loved. May the memories of here fill your heart full of love

Janice Myers

February 6, 2021

We enjoyed couple events with Ron and Marilyn when they became our neighbors and our friendship continued after our spouses were no longer with us. Marilyn was a wonderful neighbor and will be missed. Let us believe that she and Ron are united again and in God's mansion. My deepest sympathy to all the family.

Nancy Galloway

February 6, 2021

I met Marilyn several years ago when I joined Sojourn Bears. Marilyn was a shinning light, cheerful, sweet, loving, and the first to volunteer for anything. She will be missed dearly by all of her "teddy bear" friends, as she called the group.
Thank you Marilyn for your friendship.
My sincere condolences to her family.

Nancy Galloway

Scott Schifeling

February 6, 2021

Lance and family,

So sorry to hear of your mother's passing. She was a wonderful lady. I have such fond memories of your youth baseball days. Your parents were great supporters and so much fun to be around. You were truly blessed to have them in your life. I know they were extremely proud of you !!

Scott Schifeling