Peaceful 09

Marilyn J. Koeller

June 19, 1944 ~ May 20, 2020 (age 75)


It is with tremendous heartbreak that the family of Marilyn J. Koeller (Axford) (75) announce she was granted her wings and went to walk with the angels after a fight to stay with her family on May 20, 2020.  

God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be.  So He put His arms around you and whispered “Come to Me.”-Author Unknown

She was born in DuQuoin, Illinois to Robert Axford and Mary Boswell Axford Ritter.  She married her husband, Robert, on July 21, 1962 and was married for 57 years.  She was a long time resident of Marengo, Illinois. 

Marilyn lived a full and beautiful life. She was a kind and generous soul who always put the needs of others above her own. She was the best wife, mother, and grandmother a family could have ever asked for.  Marilyn worked for the McHenry Recorder of Deeds office for twenty four years where she eventually held the position of Chief Deputy. Although she loved her job, she had an unwavering devotion to her family. She took great pride in being a wife and mother, and she truly cherished her title as a grandmother. She enjoyed going on vacations with her family, listening to Clay Aiken, spending holidays with her family, and lending an empathetic ear to anyone in need. Above that, she loved watching her grandchildren play sports and do activities, letting them win at games, and telling anyone who would listen about her loved ones accomplishments.  Her family and loved ones are blessed to have the time they did with such a devoted and selfless woman.

She will be sorely missed and forever in the hearts of those who survive her.  She was the cherished wife of Robert Koeller and devoted mother of Bob (Melly) Koeller and Rhonda Enrietto. Dedicated grandmother of Gina (Jeff) Stockdall, Madilyn Enrietto, Anthony Enrietto, Rylee Koeller, Logan Koeller and Luke Koeller. Proud great grandmother of Gryffin Stockdall. Treasured aunt to many nieces and nephews.  She was immensely proud of her family, and leaves behind nothing but beautiful memories.

She was preceded in death by her father, mother, step-father (Charles Ritter) and twin granddaughters, Roberta Koeller and Ava Koeller.

At her request, no service will be held.


Our lives go on without you

But nothing is the same

We have to hide our heartache

When someone speaks your name

Sad are the hearts that love you

Silent are the tears that fall

Living without you is the hardest part of all

You did so many things fo us

Your heart was so kind and true

And when we needed someone

We could always count on you

The special years will not return

When we are all together

But with the love in our hearts

You walk with us forever - Author Unknown

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