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Mrs. Marilyn C. Persell Schooler, a 91-year-old resident of Princeton, died at 8:25 p.m., Monday, August 7, 2023 at Pearl’s II Eden for Elders in Princeton.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, August 11, 2023 at First Baptist Church in Princeton. Burial will be in Princeton Cemetery.

Family visitation will be held Thursday, August 10, 2023 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Resthaven Mortuary, north of Trenton.

Marilyn, the only child of Jack and Cleatice Stotts Girdner, was born May 13, 1932 in Mill Grove in Mercer County. She went to grade school in Mill Grove and one year of high school at Princeton. She received her GED certificate around 1965. She worked as an optometric assistance to Dr. Ted Lymer at Trenton for twenty-three years and at Trenton Foods for six years before retiring.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Princeton.

Marilyn married Cecil Persell on September 28, 1947 and to this union was their sons Bruce and Larry. He preceded her in death on April 18, 1990.

She then married Edward Schooler on June 30, 2000 and he passed away on June 16, 2022.

Her survivors include one son, Bruce Persell and wife, Janice of Spickard; one daughter-in-law, Dianna Persell of Spickard; five grandchildren, Shane Persell and wife, Anna, Brian Persell and wife, Holly, Christy Ferstl and husband, Jay, Shelly Hanson and husband, Danny and grandson-in-law, Chas Walmsley; thirteen great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands; one son, Larry Persell; and one granddaughter, Misty Walmsley.

Memorials to the First Baptist Church of Princeton or Princeton Cemetery and may be left with the mortuary.

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