Marilyn R. Shingleton

January 3, 1935March 22, 2021

Marilyn R. Shingleton, age 86, of Pueblo, CO moved from her earthly tent on 3/22/2021 to her Mansion over the Hill Top, above the beautiful azure blue in that bright land where we never grow old. She fought the good fight of dementia for over 5 years never a complaint, always a smile on her face. Marilyn was born on a farm in Reno County, KS, on January, 3 1935 to parents Emmet Oak and Viola Geist Oak. Marilyn is survived by her husband of 66 years, Edwin Shingleton, of Pueblo, CO, her daughter Melony (Steve) Cassity, of Billings, MT, her siblings, Jane Blair, and Margaret (Richard) Ring, of Hutchinson, Kansas; and many, many nephews and nieces. Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents; and siblings, Marjory, Joyce, Melvin and Wayne. She graduated from Cunningham, Kansas high school in 1952. She attended York College 1.5 years before moving to Cheyenne, WY. Where she met and married Eddie Shingleton on November 7, 1954. She earned an associate degree in Physical Education from Casper College in Casper, Wyoming in 1969.Marilyn was from a large family, and they were famous for having large gatherings, she loved those, and never missed any of them. Marilyn was a loving mother, who strived to have the best for her daughter. Marilyn was a member of the Southwest Church of Christ for the majority of her life. Marilyn was a very social, active person who was deeply involved in Christian Ministry, visiting shut-ins, singing to encourage them, and taking meals to them. She enjoyed teaching the nursery class (0-2 years old) for 30 years. She has taught second generation children. Many of these children grew up to be preachers and missionaries and active members of a local congregation. She was considered the church hugger. She loved people especially children. Marilyn will be forever loved and deeply missed by those she leaves behind. Marilyn was an avid sports person; she started pitching softball at 5 years old in 1st grade and played until 55 years old. She was also great at tennis, bowling, and ping pong, winning most of her matches with men or women. She taught many nephews how to play ping pong when they were barely able to see above the table. By the time they were teenagers they then strived to beat Aunt Marilyn, so the competition was on at the annual family Christmas party. In lieu of flowers consider a donation be made to Center Care Hospice in care of Marilyn’s name. Marilyn’s family wishes to extend our sincere thanks to all of the caring folks at, Center Care Hospice. Hospice nurses Michelle, Janet, and Kara, CNA Desi, Social Worker Karla, and Chaplain Tim, personal caregivers Nina and Ambrosia for their grace and passionate spirit of caring for Marilyn’s comfort during this tough time. A Memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, at the Southwest Church of Christ. Streaming available on Facebook at Southwest Church of Christ


  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, March 27, 2021



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Ken & Bonnie Merklin

March 27, 2021

Dear Ed & Family,

We just watched Marilyn's service, which was very beautiful, and so thankful it was livestreamed so we could see it.

We treasure all the memories we shared with you both over the years. Marilyn sang at our wedding, as well as at our 50th wedding anniversary celebration. We remember attending many church activities with both of you, and Bonnie playing softball with Marilyn.

You are all in our thoughts and prayers!

Aaron Blair

March 27, 2021

Even now as I write this my my mind pod is playing back the duet between two of the most loving voices a boy could listen to. I’ve never heard the song outside of our live Christmas viewing we were lucky to have. Every time I eat Carmel popcorn or even see a ping pong table I race down memory lane. Grandma Jane and her sisters, brought the sunshine back on our cloudiest days. Love and miss ya. Aaron, Kayla, Mason, and Zalie.

LeRoy and Joyce Finto

March 25, 2021

Brother Ed,
our love and prayers are lifted up to God for you.
We have cherished memories of both Marilyn and yourself going back about 47 years. We remember when we first met the both of you at the Belmont church of Christ. Do you recall the first time Marilyn stepped up to pitch softball at a church picnic in Belmont? Remember when the teenage boys were ready to knock the ball out of the park, but only to their surprise were struck out (by a woman)?
We will always treasure our moments and memories with you.
One day we will all meet again. How beautiful that will be.
Love in Christ's Hands,
LeRoy & Joyce Finto

Shirley Schroeder

March 24, 2021

Marilyn was such a dear friend while living in Casper, Wyoming. She shared her homemade ice cream recipes. I still use those today. They were the best ever. When our youngest daughter was born, she sewed diapers for her. Wendy was a tiny one! I still have some of those diapers. When Rochelle and Wendy were small, they used those diapers on their dolls. I am so grateful that Eddie and Marilyn visited me in Indiana. We shared such great memories. What a great caring friend she was. My sympathy to her family..