Marilyn Paulson, 81

Published 9:46 am Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Marilyn Paulson, 81

Marilyn Paulson, 81

Marilyn Maloney Paulson, 81, peacefully passed away on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016, comfortably at her home surrounded by her loving husband and family.

She was born on Oct. 26, 1934, in Austin, Minnesota, to Ralph and Marvina Maloney. She graduated from St. Augusta High School in Austin in 1952. After high school Marilyn went to work as a telephone operator for Bell Company.

Marilyn married the love of her life, Jarvis L. Paulson on July 31, 1954, in their hometown of Austin. After getting married, Marilyn and Jarvis moved to Perry, Iowa, in 1957 where they raised their family and would reside for 23 years. In 1980, they relocated to Independence, Missouri.

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Marilyn’s greatest joy in life was her family and her faith. Her many activities included the painting, music and fitness. She spent many years volunteering at her church and she never missed a grandchild’s ballgame. In later years, mom and dad enjoyed their time spent in Hawaii and Florida during the winter months.

Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph and Marvina Maloney and her brother, Daryl. Survivors include her siblings, Sister Darlene Maloney of Rochester, Minnesota, her twin sister Mary (Bing) Weiss of Virginia, Minnesota, and her youngest sister, Dorothy (Brian) Callahan of Prior Lake, Minnesota. Marilyn is also survived by her loving and devoted husband of 62 years, Jarvis; her five children, Cathy Paulson of Kansas City, Lynn (Gary) Reeves of Punta Gorda, Florida, Beth (Darrell) Davis of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, Nancy (Kevin) Burton of Ozawkie, Kansas, and James Paulson of Independence, Missouri; her eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren with another great-grandchild on the way; and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service celebrating Marilyn’s life was held at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, 2016 at the Meyers Blue Springs Chapel.

Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Luke’s Hospice. Memories of Marilyn and condolences may be left at