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March 4, 1933 - April 27, 2022

A service to celebrate Marilyn’s life and faith will be held on Saturday, May 21, 2022, at 4:00 p.m. at Gull Lake United Methodist Church, 8640 Gull Rd., Richland. Friends may call on the family beginning at 3:30 p.m. at the church, or after the service at a reception to be held at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Compassus Hospice or Gull Lake United Methodist Church, c/o the funeral home.

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Age 89, following 18-months of medical complications Marilyn fell asleep and awoke in heaven on April 27, 2022. Marilyn was born in Rockford, MI, on March 4, 1933, the daughter of The Reverend Park and Frances (Clark) Newcombe. On November 10, 1960, she married Carl Bryant, who survives her. Marilyn was a very proud graduate of the Bronson School of Nursing, Class of 1954, where she created friendships that have lasted to this day. She loved nature and was an avid birdfeeder, making sure that each species that she could identify had their preferred seed. Cardinals were her favorite. Marilyn was a regular volunteer with the Red Cross Blood Drives and with local churches and community centers. Marilyn was loved and admired by all of her children and grandchildren, who she faithfully remembered every year on every occasion. Each card was appropriately signed, and stickers were a hallmark of her card-sending routine. She was a woman of who loved to socialize and demonstrated her love through acts of generosity, understanding, tolerance, inclusion and love to everyone. And that is how anyone who knew her, will remember her. Besides her husband, she is survived by her sons, Charlie (Heidi) Bryant of Richland, and Wade Bryant of Anchorage, AK; grandchildren, Kelly Long of Whitehouse, OH, Erica (Jody) Smith of Atlanta, GA, Eric (Ashley) Wines of Plainwell, Jessica (Preston) Curry of Leonardtown, MD, Ksenia Bryant of Anchorage, AK; several great-grandchildren scattered all over the United States; several nieces and nephews; and countless friend. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers; and a sister.