Marilyn Weatherholt, 70

Posted on March 18, 2013

The sister of a Bluffton man, Marilyn Jean Weatherholt, 70, of Elkhart, passed away March 16, 2013 in her home.
Born March 9, 1943 in Kankakee, Ill., to Robert and Harriett (Johnson) Case, she married Ralph Galen Weatherholt Feb. 13, 1960; he died Dec. 12, 2012.
Surviving are three sons, Lonnie (Denise) of Elkhart, Ronnie (Amy) of Goshen, and Donnie (Kristen) of Osceola; two daughters, Bonnie (Vince) Nickerson of Titusville, Fla., and Connie (Aaron) Ebenroth of Goshen; 11 grandchildren, Tiffany, Marc, Derek, Andrew, Rachelle, James, Ashley, Nick, Breanna, Morgan and Drake; five step-grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; seven step-great-grandchildren; a brother, Jerry (Jane) Case of Bluffton; a sister, Barbara (Rodney) Bailey of Louisville, Ky.; and a half-sister, Candace (Eric) DeHaven of Tampa, Fla.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Tom Case, and her parents.
Marilyn was a homemaker and a member of the Bristol American Legion Auxiliary. She was on the original board of directors for the Concord Little League and was one of the first girl’s softball little league coaches. Marilyn was a constant presence in her children’s, grandchildren’s and great-grandchildren’s school and church activities. She was everyone’s cook.
Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Stemm-Lawson-Peterson Funeral Home, Elkhart, where a celebration of life will be held at 7 p.m.
Memorials may be given to Victory Junction, an organization for children with chronic medical conditions. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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