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In Loving Memory

Preston, Marilyn Lou

Marilyn Lou Preston passed away in the early hours of Saturday, February 03,2024 at the age of 84. She was a beloved mother to Kurt (Diane) Preston, Jeff (Holly) Kalkbrenner and Cindy Dalton. Dear grandmother to Ryan (Alexandria), Danielle (Dan), Brian (Sarah), Andrew (Gabe), Emily (Casey), Molly (Jake), AJ, Madison (Danielle), Christopher and Melissa (Joe). She was also blessed with 19 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild. She is proceeded in death by her parents, 2 sisters, 7 brothers and loving partner John Ryan.

Marilyn was a strong republican, a lover of margaritas and FOX News. She always had a story to tell and a smile on her face. For many years she was a firery red head with personality just as bright. It wasn’t until her later years that she found herself returning to the Catholic Church and with that, her red hair went. She found a renewed faith at St Margaret Mary Alacoque. A faith that she carried until her last breath.

If you asked anyone about her there will be a fond memory and a good story to be shared. She will be missed more than words can say but she will live in our hearts. Visitation will be held at Kutis Funeral Home on Lemay Ferry, Saturday, February 10th at 9:00am. Services will begin at 10:00am with burial to follow at Resurrection Cemetary.   All are welcome to join in celebrating her life at Llywelyns Pub in Webster Groves.


6 thoughts on “Preston, Marilyn Lou”

  1. My dad, Ron Blanton, was a resident of Delmar Gardens and a close friend to Marilyn. When dad moved into the facility, Marilyn really helped him to come out of his shell and get to know people. They ate together in the dining room most days until dad passed in 2022.
    I always enjoyed seeing Marilyn and hearing her stories. She was very proud of her family and loved showing me pictures of the grandchildren on her phone. She was so friendly and outgoing, and will be dearly missed.

    • My nana was very fond of Ron. She really enjoyed hanging out with him while he was there. I’m happy they had each others friendship for a while.

  2. Kurt, Diane, Jeff, Brian and Sarah,

    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother, mother-in law and grandmother. You are all in my thoughts and prayers….May she rest in eternal peace.

  3. My Grandpa was John Ryan. We had many great years at family Thanksgiving’s and Easter’s to get to know Marilyn. She had the best stories and my Grandpa loved her very much. Condolences from Don, Elise, and Nolan.

    • Elise, during her last few weeks she talked about wanting to go see John and how much she missed him. She loved him with her whole heart!


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