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Bisch & Son Funeral Home

505 East Allen, Springfield, IL

OBITUARY

Marilyn B. Bidwell

September 29, 1940June 3, 2020
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Marilyn B. Bidwell, 79, a lifelong resident of Springfield, passed away at 11:45 pm Wednesday June 3, 2020 at Cedar Hurst Assisted Living, her daughter by her side.

Marilyn was born September 29, 1940 the daughter of Benjamin and Augusta (Lefrere) Evans. She graduated from Springfield High School, Class of 1958.

Marilyn married Roger L. Bidwell, October 14, 1961 in Springfield, and he preceded her in death, December 22, 2014. She was also preceded in death by her parents and her twin brother, Mark Evans.

Marilyn retired in 2014 from the YMCA where she served for over 33 years as the Soccer Program Secretary. She was a member of Kings Daughters Progress Circle and the PEO Sisterhood Chapter E.Q. She and her family were members of Third Presbyterian Church.

Surviving are her daughter, Linda Bidwell of Springfield, two nephews; Scott Evans of Savoy, IL and Michael (Cathy) Evans of Champaign, IL, three great nephews: Fletcher, Parker and Spencer Evans, and her sister-in-law, Judy Evans of Champaign, IL.

Arrangements are under the direction of Bisch and Son Funeral Home 505 E. Allen St. Springfield, IL where a visitation will be held Tuesday, June 9, 2020 from 9:30 am till 10:30 am. CDC guidelines for COVID-19 will be followed of 10 guest allowed at one time and face mask required. A private family service will be held, Rev. Mark Gifford officiating. Burial will be next to her husband Roger in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield.

Please visit the online “Life Remembered Story” at www.bischandsonfuneralhome.com where tributes and condolences may be left for the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Kings Daughters Organization Foundation of Land of Lincoln P.O. Box 2087 Springfield, IL 62705 or the PEO Chapter E.Q. c/o Cathy Slater 7675 Canterbury Dr. Springfield, IL 62712, or the YMCA Att. Sue Jackson P.O. Box 155 Springfield, IL 62705 Arrangements are in the care of Bisch and Son Funeral Home 544-5424

  • FAMILY

  • Benjamin Evans, Father
  • Augusta Lefrere, Mother
  • Roger Bidwell, Husband
  • Linda Bidwell, Daughter
  • Mark Evans, Twin Brother
  • Scott Evans, Nephew
  • Michael Evans (Cathy), Nephew
  • Fletcher Evans, Great Nephew
  • Parker Evans, Great Nephew
  • Spencer Evans, Great Nephew
  • Judy Evans, Sister-in-law
  • DONATIONS

  • Kings Daughters
  • PEO Chapter E.Q.
  • YMCA

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, June 9, 2020

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Bill & Marci Irvine

June 9, 2020

Years ago, We enjoyed seeing Roger and Marilyn being lovingly walked by Prince. And we can’t forget Pearl also enjoying exercising Prince.
A loving family the neighbors all enjoyed!!
Our love, Linda

Jack Matlack

June 9, 2020

A true friend from a great family from grade school to present. Rest in peace, Marilyn.

Chris and Kathy Mehuys

June 8, 2020

Linda, sorry for your loss.

Janet Frederick

June 8, 2020

We were close friends in high school and have kept in touch off and on throughout the years. Marilyn was a very sweet and charming woman and was always interested in others. Although we didn't see each other much lately, she certainly is a part of my life memories.

john yarbrough

June 8, 2020

my deepest sympathy. Roger and Marilyn were cherished friends for over 60 years. I miss them both. John Yarbrough

John and Lisa Brubaker

June 7, 2020

Linda, I was sad to read about your mother's passing. I always enjoyed seeing her at the YMCA, and at the dinners at the Island Bay Yacht Club. She always had a smile on her face and she always gave me an update on what you were doing. As soon as we get back to normal times, I hope to run into you at the Y. Lisa and I are sorry to hear about your loss and send our condolences.

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Biography

Marilyn B. Bidwell, 79, a lifelong resident of Springfield, passed away at 11:45 pm Wednesday June 3, 2020 at Cedar Hurst Assisted Living, her daughter by her side.
Marilyn was born September 29, 1940 the daughter of Benjamin and Augusta (Lefrere) Evans. She graduated from Springfield High School, Class of 1958.
Marilyn married Roger L. Bidwell, October 14, 1961 in Springfield, and he preceded her in death, December 22, 2014. She was also preceded in death by her parents and her twin brother, Mark Evans.
Marilyn retired in 2014 from the YMCA where she served for over 33 years as the Soccer Program Secretary. She was a member of Kings Daughters Progress Circle and the PEO Sisterhood Chapter E.Q. She and her family were members of Third Presbyterian Church.
Surviving are her daughter, Linda Bidwell of Springfield, two nephews; Scott Evans of Savoy, IL and Michael (Cathy) Evans of Champaign, IL, three great nephews: Fletcher, Parker and Spencer Evans, and her sister-in-law, Judy Evans of Champaign, IL.
Arrangements are under the direction of Bisch and Son Funeral Home 505 E. Allen St. Springfield, IL where a visitation will be held Tuesday, June 9, 2020 from 9:30 am till 10:30 am. CDC guidelines for COVID-19 will be followed of 10 guest allowed at one time and face mask required. A private family service will be held, Rev. Mark Gifford officiating. Burial will be next to her husband Roger in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield.
Please visit the online “Life Remembered Story” at www.bischandsonfuneralhome.com where tributes and condolences may be left for the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Kings Daughters Organization Foundation of Land of Lincoln P.O. Box 2087 Springfield, IL 62705 or the PEO Chapter E.Q. c/o Cathy Slater 7675 Canterbury Dr. Springfield, IL 62712, or the YMCA Att. Sue Jackson P.O. Box 155 Springfield, IL 62705
Arrangements are in the care of Bisch and Son Funeral Home 544-5424