February 1, 1932 - June 23, 2017
Marilyn Ann Wirshup passed away unexpectedly June 23, 2017. She was born Marilyn Ann Harvey, February 1, 1932 to Al and Vera in Selma, Indiana. She was raised and graduated from high school in Muncie, Indiana.
After moving to the West Coast, she met and married Frank Andrew Wirshup June 15, 1955, gave birth to two daughters, Ann in 1957 and Lynn in 1959. She embraced her life as wife and mother with abandon.
Marilyn was very active in her church, Sunday school, PTA, dance clubs, kids' music lessons, swimming, camping, playing games, and the wonderful world of Disney.
After Frank retired in 1973 the family moved to Medford, Oregon. She ran the library at Howard Elementary School for 15 years, and later worked in private daycare and Head Start. She loved crafts, singing, dancing, and the Bible.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank; granddaughter, April; and great-granddaughter, Tehani.
She is survived by her sister, Beverly Kaufman of Davis, California; brother, Jerry Harvey of Sacramento, Calif.; daughters, Ann Griffin of Medford and Lynn Cohen of Phoenix; grandchildren, Caleb, Moriah, Becky, and Ben; and great-grandchildren, Adelyn, Jaydan, and Tatiana.
A celebration of life will take place at Medford First Church of the Nazarene, 1974 E McAndrews Medford, OR at 2 p.m. July 10, 2017 with a finger food potluck to follow.