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Linda "Marilyn" McKay

July 14, 1948 ~ June 26, 2018 (age 69)

Linda “Marilyn” McKay passed away in West Memphis, AR on Tuesday, June 26 at the age of 69.

Marilyn is survived by her husband of 35 years, Robert “Bob” McKay, her sons Scott Rogers and Matthew McKay, her step-children Diane Lowder, Greg McKay & Jeff McKay.  She is also survived by her siblings  K.W. Webb, Loys Teague,  and Wendell Webb, as well as her 8 grandchildren.  Marilyn is preceded in death by both of her parents, Kelly & Helen Webb, and her sister Loreda Hammonds. 

Marilyn was born on July 14, 1948 in Jonesboro, AR to Kelly and Helen Webb.  She graduated from Truman High School, and later earned a BA from Arkansas State University in Art.  She married Joe Rogers and started her family in 1972 with the birth of her son, Joseph “Scott” Rogers.  She taught art in the Truman, AR School District, and later moved to the St. Louis area to pursue her teaching in the Mehlville School District. 

In 1983, Marilyn married Robert “Bob” McKay and they have lived in Litchfield, IL for the duration of their married life.  For the past 20 years, Marilyn & Bob enjoyed spending the winter months in their home in the Phoenix, AZ area. 

An artist at heart, Marilyn loved creating and pursuing art in any form.  She was particularly interested in jewelry making and spent much of her free time creating beautiful pieces for herself, friends & family.  Painting was another passion and hobby of Marilyn’s, and her work is proudly displayed throughout the homes of many friends and family. 

When she wasn’t painting or creating jewelry, Marilyn loved spending time with her husband, Bob, her children & grandchildren, and their many friends.  She enjoyed the beautiful weather in Arizona and could often be found taking walks, hiking in the Arizona desert, or playing a round of golf with her friends.  Marilyn loved to travel and was a lifelong learner.  She had a passion for travel and loved to explore different parts of the world.  A welcoming hostess, her home was often filled with visitors from near or far who would drop in for a day (or for weeks) to enjoy time with a good friend or loving family member. 

When asked, Marilyn would often say that she was most proud of her family.  She will be remembered as the most fun, silly, outgoing mom/mother-in-law/”Nonnie” ever!  Making crafts, painting pictures, working with some art medium, or just sitting quietly to watch a movie is what she loved, and what made her loved by her children & grandchildren alike.  Her smile and laugh could light up a room and will leave a void for years to come.

A visitation will be held at Holy Family Catholic church on Sunday, July 1, 2018 from 2 to 7 p.m.  A memorial service is scheduled on Monday, July 2, 2018 at Holy Family Catholic church at 10 a.m.  Fr. Dan Willenborg will officiate.  All are welcome to attend and celebrate Marilyn’s life.  In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the American Heart Association or HSHS St. Francis Hospital. Condolences may be sent to Plummer Funeral Services, Litchfield, IL.  

Donations may be made to:

American Heart Association

HSHS St. Francis Hospital Foundation
1215 Franciscan Drive, Litchfield IL 62056

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