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Obituaries

Marvalyn G. Himes

Marvalyn Grace (Glotfelty) Himes, 93, of Princeton, formerly of Byron and Rockford, died on Friday, March 29, 2019 at Aperion Care Princeton. 

She was born on Feb. 14, 1926 at Soldiers Grove, Wisconsin, to James and Mae (Moon) Glotfelty, 

She married Ronald Clell Himes in Kahoka, Missouri on Jan. 8, 1943. They shared 72 years of marriage prior to his death on May 1, 2015. 

Following her attendance at Byron High School, Marvalyn was a standout second baseman for the Byron Bittner’s Bakery women’s softball team, in the era of the Rockford Peaches, whose home field was just 15 miles away.

A residentof Princeton since 1963, Marvalyn was the office manager of Spurgeon’s Department Store, retiring after 21 years of service. 

Survivors include one brother, Jack (Valerie) Glotfelty, of Oregon; one son, Terry (Sara) Himes, of Princeton; a daughter, Wendy (Charles) Wilmarth, of Palos Hills; and grandchildren, Michael (Courtney McGarry) Himes, of Indian Head Park; Andrew (Nicole Roback) Himes, of Woodridge, and Erin (Scott) Loris, of Chicago; great-grandchildren, Brady Himes and Nolan Loris; and an especially close brother-in-law, Woody (Rita Gordon) Himes, of Sarasota, Florida; and many nieces and nephews.

Marvalyn was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald; her parents; and two sisters, Betty Glotfelty and Darlene Schrader.

Cremation rites will be accorded through the Grant-Johnson Funeral Home. 

No visitation will be held. Private graveside services will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to Hampshire Colony Church or her hospice provider, Vitas Healthcare.

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