Marilynn A. (La Fear) Warren, 75, of Hart, Mich., passed away Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021 in Grand Rapids.
She was born Sept. 18, in Bay City, Mich., the daughter of Ted and Alyce La Fear. She grew up in Bay City and graduated from T.L. Handy High School.
After graduating from Central Michigan University with a degree in music education, she was employed by Hart Public Schools as a vocal music teacher until her retirement in 2010. She also coached middle school track for the district.
After retiring she began volunteering for Love Incorporated. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Hart where she sang in the choir for many years.
Marilynn enjoyed traveling, both in the United States and abroad. She loved lunch out with family or friends and shopping with anyone. She was always ready to lend a helping hand to anyone in need.
Surviving are her daughter, Jennifer; her sister, Linda (Charles) Bennett; her brother-in-law, Donald Kempf; her beloved niece and nephews, Amy (Christophere) Morley, Douglas (Lisa) Kempf, Christopher (Sheri) Bennett, Gregory (Tracy) Bennett; and her grand nieces and nephews, who were her ” much loved grandchildren,” Carly Bennett, Sophia Bennett, Garrett Bennett, Taylor Bennett, Evan Bennett and Brody Morley.
Also surviving are the three Luedeman girls, Jenn, Jill and Joy, who also held a special place in her heart.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ted and Alyce La Fear; her sister, Judy Kempf; and her niece, Kimberly Kempf.
In lieu of flowers, Marilynn chose to have any memorial contributions made to: Warning Lights, P. O. Box 200, Byron Center, Michigan 49315, www.warninglights.org
A memorial service will be Saturday, May 29, 2021, at First Baptist Church of Hart. Family will be at the church for visitation starting at 10 a.m., followed by her memorial service at 11 a.m. with Rev. Jim Luedeman presiding.