Marilyn J. Arvin, 86, of Loogootee

Marilyn J. Arvin, 86, of Loogootee, passed away at 2:35 p.m. Saturday, June 1, 2019 at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center.

She was born February 5, 1933 in Daviess County, Indiana to the late Louis and Cora (Burris) Lents.

Marilyn was a member of the St. Martin Catholic Church and St. Martin Altar Society. She loved her grandchildren and cooking, gardening and canning various vegetables from her garden. She was quite the fashionista and took pride in her home, flowers and decorations. She was a past county public official for 16 years in Martin County.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dennis Arvin; mother, Cora (Burris) Lents; father and stepmother, Louis and Geneveive Lents; brothers, Don Lents and Vernon Lents.

Marilyn is survived by her children, Kenneth Arvin of Loogootee, Rex (Grace) Arvin of Loogootee, Sherry (David) Ward of Cissna Park, IL, Carl (Susan) Arvin of Loogootee, Steve (Cathy) Arvin of Logoootee and Denise (Chris) Freidhof of Urbana, IL; grandchildren, Whitney Arvin, Wyatt (Jennifer) Arvin, Sarah (John) Mullen, Emily (Peter Nicewicz) Ward, Katherine (Tim) Jopling, Teresa Ward, Jim (Kylee) Arvin, Matt (Melanie) Arvin, Tom (fiancée, Savannah Fox), Brayton (Nikolay Verevkin) Arvin, Cole (Jade) Arvin, Wade (Kyanna Strange) Arvin, Nicole Arvin, Harrison Fleetwood, Alexzandra (Jordan Hottell) Fleetwood, Sam Freidhof and Cora (Adam) Rink; great-grandchildren, Haidyn, Miles, Olivia, Jack, Taylin, Kallin, Colleen, Karcyn, Jaylin, Brynleigh, Clara, Kori, Kaia, Kross and Atticus; sisters-in-law, Suzanne Lents and Rosalyn Soendker; step-sister, Kate Brown.

 A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Very Rev. J. Kenneth Walker at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, June 6, 2019 at St. Martin Catholic Church in Whitfield. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, June 5, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Blake Funeral Home in Loogootee and Thursday, June 6, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. until 9:45 a.m. at the church.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Martin Cemetery Association.

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Arrangements were provided by Blake Funeral Home in Loogootee.