Marilyn Ruth Edmundson


Marilyn Ruth Edmundson, nee Dillon, 58, of East Saint Louis, Illinois, born Thursday, August 27, 1953, in East Saint Louis, IL, died Thursday, March 8, 2012 at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, Illinois.

Marilyn was a retired humane officer for the Belleville Humane Society and she was a former member of First Baptist Church in Villa Hills.  

She was preceded in death by her:

  • Husband: Phillip Edmundson 
  • Parents: Billie and Josephine Ruth nee Cahoon Dillon
  • Step-Father: James F. Sumnler Jr

Surviving are her:

  • Children
    • John F. (Patricia) Lee of Menard, IL
    • Melinda (Tony) Yarbor of Owensville, MO
  • Brothers
    • Jerry G. Dillion of O Fallon, IL
    • Billy J. (Gerry) Dillion of Monett, MO
    • Timmy M. (Michelle) Sumnler of Belleville, IL
    • James F. Sumnler III of Belleville, IL
    • Kenny L. Sumnler of Belleville, IL
  • Sisters
    • Toni (Brian) Whiteside of Tallahassee, FL
    • Karen (James) Hahl of Carrabelle, FL
  • Grandchildren
    • John F. Lee Jr.
    • Brandon Lee
    • Blake R. Yarbor
    • Heather Elliott
    • Christopher Faine
    • Jacob Faine
    • Issac Faine
    • Olivia Dawkins
    • Johnny Allen
    • Douglas Allen
  • Great-Grandchildren
    • Colton Brent Faine 
    • Greyson James Faine 
    • Lucus Faine
    • Leo Moses Barth
  • Step-Children
    • Julie (David) Elliott
    • Belinda (Roy) Dawkins
    • Kathy (Chris) Faine
  • Nieces: Ciara, Brittany, Amy, Tanya, Autumn, Tisha, Candace & Kaley
  • Nephews: Jedadiah, Jarek, Travis, Tyler, Bobby, Jeff, Brooks, Timmy Jr. & James IV
  • Numerous Aunts and Uncles

Memorials: Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Visitation:  Friends may call from 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm Monday, March 12, 2012 at Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, Illinois, there will be no visitation on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 and from 9:00 am - 11:00 am Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, Illinois.

Funeral:  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at Kurrus Funeral Home Chapel.  Interment will follow at Green Mount Protestant Cemetery, Belleville, Illinois.

Condolences left for Marilyn Ruth Edmundson:

    Was sorry to hear about Marilyn. I haven't talked to her in a long time but, I think about you kids often.And I ask about you all when I see family from St Louis. My sympathy and prayers are with you Aunt Mary

    mary dillon burton mi 48529

    Rest in peace Marilyn, I didnt see you a lot in the past years but we surely have a history beginning with our mothers, I am no longer a part of the family but in my heart I have always considered myself still a part...check on our moms ok

    DEBBIE BRYANT shiloh il 62221

    My deepest sympathies to all of you. I haven't seen Marilyn since I was just a little girl, but I remember her well. I pray that God would give each of you comfort as only He can.

    Shari Dillon Pifer Harrison MI 48625

    Aunt Marilyn, i miss u dearly. You were the sweetest, kindest person ever.... We were so close and we still are and i know that you are forever in my heart. I will never forget the times we have had and now your looking over me and keeping me safe.. Ill see you soon, but for now i love you.<3

    ciara sumnler belleville illinois 62223

    I met Marilyn when she worked for the Humane Society in Belleville. I was one of her husband's co-workers across the street at Animal Control. Marilyn was a wonderful person and I know she will be sadly missed My prayers and condolences to the family

    Mary Seger Cahokia IL 62206