Marilyn Sue Klingner, 80, of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, formerly of North Vernon, passed away at 4:15 p.m. on Thursday, May 13, 2021 at the Tennessee State Veteran’s Home in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

Born June 26, 1940, in Butlerville, she was daughter of Phillip Edward and Leona (Matlock) Chamberlin. She married Chester “Chet” Klingner on November 16, 1963 in Jennings County; he preceded her in death on June 13, 2013.

Marilyn worked several different local business throughout her working career and was a teacher’s aid at the North Vernon Junior High and Hayden Elementary School. She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church in North Vernon and volunteered for very worthy community organizations. she enjoyed teaching, singing, reading, cooking, gardening, sewing, knitting, and crewel embroidery. She enjoyed holding Bible study in her home and sharing her amazing testimony of her life following Christ. She never met a stranger and loved encouraging others.

Survivors include her daughter, Rebecca Wood of Murfreesboro, Tennessee; stepson, Thomas (Brenda) Klingner of Valley View, Texas; stepdaughter, Deborah (Joe) Biehle of North Vernon; brother, Phillip R. (Kim) Chamberlin of Scipio, sisters, Jean (Richard) Beesley of North Vernon , and Cynthia (Paul) Goley of Madison; grandchildren, Jason Klingner of Valley View, Texas, Carissa (Jeff) Brownlee of Lewisville, Texas, Kristie (Todd) Vogel of and Lindy Biehle Hensley, both of North Vernon, and Jodi (Chris) Hogan of Floyd Knobbs and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sisters, Shirley Johnston and infant sister, Phylis Chamberlin.

A funeral service will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 19, 2021, at the Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Service in North Vernon with the Rev. Dan Barringer officiating. Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday, from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Burial will be in the Vernon Cemetery in Vernon.

Memorials may be made in honor of Marilyn through the funeral home to Tennessee Fisher House Foundation or Tennessee State Veteran’s Home.