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Ethel Marilyn "Mary" Whiting Kilfoil
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Birth: Jul. 31, 1919
Central City
Linn County
Iowa, USA
Death: Mar. 2, 2013
Jasper County
Iowa, USA

E. Marilyn “Mary” (Whiting) Kilfoil, 93, of Newton died on Saturday, March 2, 2013, at her home in Park Centre in Newton.

E. Marilyn “Mary” (Whiting) Kilfoil, the daughter of William C. and Lyla B. (Billings) Whiting, was born on July 31, 1919, in Central City, Iowa. She graduated from Marshalltown High School in 1937 and then attended Business College for two years.

On Dec. 25, 1951, Mary was united in marriage with Robert W. Kilfoil in State Center, Iowa. She was a secretary in transcribing at Newton Manufacturing Company for 28 years, retiring in 1984. She was a member of the Congregational United Church of Christ and was a 50-year member of the Newton Chapter No. 100 Order of the Eastern Star. Mary loved her family. She also loved to feed the birds, and her baking of the 17 ingredient oatmeal cookies, a batch being 14 dozen were known around the world, even having been tasted by Robert James Waller, author of the “Bridges of Madison County.”

Survivors include her husband, Robert of Newton; three daughters, Mary Lynn (Rob) Spellman of Marysville, Wash., Kathy (Jim) McGee of Racine, Wis., and Susan (Kim) Waldman of Newton; her six grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and her niece and nephew.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Kathryn Shaffer; and brother, Dick Whiting.
Family links: 
  William C. Whiting (1886 - 1973)
  Lyla B. Whiting (1893 - 1970)
  Robert William Kilfoil (1928 - 2016)*
*Calculated relationship
Newton Union Cemetery
Jasper County
Iowa, USA
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Record added: Mar 05, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 106208874
Ethel Marilyn Mary <i>Whiting</i> Kilfoil
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