Marilyn Winn Godsey, of Niles

Jan. 4, 1931 — May 10, 2016

Marilyn Winn Godsey, 85, formerly of Niles, Michigan died at 3:35 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, 2016, with her family gathered around at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center in Mishawaka, Indiana following a brief illness.

Godsey

Godsey

She was born on Jan. 4, 1931, in Niles to Clayton U. and F. Lucille (Winn) McCoy. She was graduated from Niles High School, and earned a Bachelor’s degree in business from Indiana University at Bloomington. She was employed for many years in the executive offices of the National-Standard Corporation in Niles and in the office of McCoy Ready-Mix Concrete.

Marilyn was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Niles, of Orchard Hills Country Club in Niles and The Forest Country Club in Fort Myers, Florida, of the Niles Service League, and the Niles Garden Club. She enjoyed traveling with her husband, and had visited much of Asia including Russia, Thailand, and Hong Kong. She was both a proficient golfer and a talented pianist. But her greatest gifts were at home; cooking and caring for her family, and especially her grandchildren.

On April 8, 1952, at the First Presbyterian Church in Niles she married M. Austin Godsey with whom she celebrated last month the remarkable 64th anniversary of their wedding.

Surviving family includes her husband, Austin Godsey and their sons Mark (Gayle) Godsey of New Buffalo, Michigan and Tom (Sheryl) Godsey of Hendersonville, Tennessee; grandchildren Blake (Ilene) Godsey, Brett (Cristina) Godsey, Brandon Godsey, Cami Godsey, Ben Godsey, and Blair Godsey; and great-grandchildren Avi, Aden, and Hannah.

The family of Marilyn Godsey will gather privately at the graveside in Silverbrook Cemetery in Niles. Contributions in memory of Marilyn may be made to The Salvation Army of Niles. Arrangements were made at the Halbritter Funeral Home in Niles.

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