Marilyn Joan Waldrop

May 16, 1935October 27, 2018

Marilyn Joan Waldrop 83, a resident of Shawnee passed away October 27, 2018. Marilyn was born May 16, 1935 in Tonkawa, Oklahoma to John and Ida Shawver. Marilyn was a kind and loving person. She worked for several years with Heartland Hospice. When she wasn't working she enjoyed needlepoint with her sewing club and doing genealogy. Although she hated doing yard work , but she loved her flowers and she always kept the cleanest house! She was proud to me a military wife and above all else she was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She will be dearly missed by everyone who knew and loved her. She is preceded in passing by her husband, Chumley W. Waldrop; her parents, John and Ida Shawver; her brothers, Bob and Duane Shawver. She is survived by her sons, Mark Waldrop and his wife, Brigitte, John W. Waldrop and his wife, Gail; Matt Waldrop and his wife, Betsy; 8 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; brother and sister in law, Jack and Joan Waldrop and numerous other family members and friends. Visitation will be Wednesday, October 31, 2018 from 5-7 pm at Resthaven Funeral Home Funeral Service will be 10 am, Thursday, November 1, 2018 at Rock Creek Baptist Church in Shawnee. In lieu of flowers dontations can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project @


  • Daniel Waldrop, Pallbearer
  • Patrick Waldrop, Pallbearer
  • Chase Waldrop, Pallbearer
  • Christopher Waldrop, Pallbearer
  • Michael Morgan, Pallbearer
  • Jacob Bussell, Pallbearer


  • Funeral Service Thursday, November 1, 2018

Marilyn Joan Waldrop

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bea jackson rowden

December 22, 2018

I am so sorry to see on internet of Joan's passing. I haven't received a Christmas card from her and I always have since we were all stationed at FT. Polk,La. We always stayed in touch. I was married to Paul Jackson, had two girls Shawn and Sheila Jackson. Your dad would call me when he would come to Little Rock ,we were living there. I lost my dear Shawn September 25th from breast cancer. We live in Enterprise,Al. Sheila lives about five minutes from me. I loved your mother and I can still see those little boys and my girls playing ,what fun we had. I know it will be a hard Christmas for all of us but God will get us through it. Shawn left a husband of 29 years and a daughter 27. She married may 19th. Sheila is married and will be a grandmother in Feb.
I am sorry again you have lost your mother.
Sincerely, Bea Jackson Rowden

Verdonna Blain

October 30, 2018

Mrs. Waldrop raised a wonderful kind and funny family! I would like thank all who served their country from the family. The guy's seemed to have married very well also. GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU. THANKS FOR MY MANY GOOD MEMORIES!