Marilyn Sue Spears, 80, of Portage, Indiana, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 23, 2019, at St. Mary Medical Center in Hobart, Indiana.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 1, 2019, at noon at the Root Funeral Home. Private family burial will be on Monday in Swan Lake Memorial Gardens. A viewing will be held on Saturday from 10 a.m. until noon at the Root Funeral Home.
Marilyn was born April 14, 1939, in West Ridge, Arkansas, to the late James Pony and Inez (Hutchins) Lawson.
Surviving is one son, Michael "Mike" (Monda) Spears of Portage, Indiana; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Jimmie Nelle (William) Walker and Joan (Donald) Porter; one brother, Robert "Bud" (James) Lawson; and many loving nieces, nephews and friends.
She is preceded in death by two sons, Kevin Spears and Chris Grattanthaler; two brothers, Albert E. Lawson and Wilburn Lawson; and one sister, Faye Heisman.
She was retired from the health care profession.
She loved to bowl and was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and aunt. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.