Marilyn Hittle

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Marilyn Hittle

September 14, 1933 - March 12, 2019

Marilyn Hittle Marilyn Hittle, 85, of Oskaloosa died Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at her home in Oskaloosa. She was born September 14, 1933, at home in Union Mills, Iowa, the daughter of Edgar and Ethel (Farmer) Jefferson. She attended McMain's Country School before her family moved and she attended Oskaloosa High School. On October 29, 1950, she was united in marriage to Carroll Leroy Hittle in Oskaloosa. To this union 3 children were born, Debra Kay, Terry Eugene, and Linda Rae. Together Marilyn and Carrol shared 62 years of marriage before Carrol's passing on January 1, 2013.
Marilyn worked at the Oskaloosa Produce. She and Carroll served as dorm parents at William Penn University for many years. They were referred to as "Dad and Mom Hittle". They enjoyed spending time at the college and getting to know the students. Many of the students they worked with stayed in contact after they graduated. She retired from working in the kitchen at Diamond Shelter (now Imagine the Possibilities).
Marilyn and Carroll were very active at the Church of God and the Assembly of God Church. She was President of the CA Youth Group a youth leader and Sunday School teacher for many years as well as Sunday School Superintendent for 5 years. She was also the President and newsletter editor of the O.K. Bunch at the Assembly of God Church. Marilyn sang and played the piano for many years for countless church services, weddings, funerals, and community events.
She enjoyed teaching Buck Skinning and Indian Lore with Carroll. Marilyn and Carroll enjoyed giving back to the youth in their church and community. Marilyn lived for Jesus she was an avid bible reader and prayer warrior. She enjoyed many trips to Branson and looked forward to visits with friends and family.
Her family includes her daughter, Deb Kay Jackson-Carlson of Oskaloosa; three grandchildren, Christine (Dan) Messer, James Andrew Jackson, and KCasey (Sarah) Jackson; seven great grandchildren, Danelle Jackson, Curtis Messer, Catie Messer, Cody Messer, Bailey Jackson, Hailey Jackson, and William Mack Jackson,
In addition to her husband, Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Terry Eugene Hittle; a daughter, Linda Rae Hittle, and two sons in law, James W. Jackson and Frederick D. Carlson; and three sisters, Melva Jefferson, Dorothy Jefferson, and Betty Reese.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 16, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. in the First Assembly of God Church in Oskaloosa with Reverend Del Bittner officiating. Burial will be in the Forest Cemetery in Oskaloosa. The Bates Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will begin Friday after 11:00 a.m. in the Bates Funeral Chapel and the family will be at the funeral chapel from 6-8 Friday evening to greet friends and relatives. Memorials may be made to the Marilyn Hittle Memorial Fund.
Published on March 13, 2019
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3 posts

Steph Kraber
Mar 14, 2019
Marilyn was a special lady with a deep passion for Jesus! She always had a smile and a hug waiting for you! She will be greatly missed!!
Bonnie Jordan
Mar 14, 2019
Grandma Marilyn was a blessing and touched many lives throughout the years. She will be missed by her sweet family and many friends. Prayers of comfort and peace to her family.
Jacque Ide
Mar 13, 2019
Enjoyed Marilyn so much. She was very special.