Marilyn’s life began on October 1, 1936, the only child and daughter of William and Marie (Gray) Reffner in Wichita, Kansas. She graduated from Whitewater High Class of 1954 and married Victor Hiebert on June 13, 1957, at the Federated Church in Whitewater.
Marilyn worked at Friendly Acres in Newton, and then at Wheat State Manor for 35 years in laundry. She was a member of Federated Church. She loved her family and enjoyed sewing, baking anything sweet, puzzles, card games and dominos.
Her loving family includes her, sons and their wives, Vic and Penny Hiebert of Park City, Kansas, Dave and Lesa Hiebert of Haysville, Kansas; granddaughters, Jennifer (Aaron) Archer of Whitewater, Sheridan Hiebert; five step-grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; 16 step-great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Vic in 2016. Marilyn passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 12, 2021 at the age of 84 years old.
Her family will gather with friends on Tuesday, August 17, from 10-11:00 a.m. with her funeral following at 11:00 both at Federated Church, 703 E. Central, Whitewater. She will be interred by her husband in Whitewater Cemetery.
Memorial contributions in her name may be directed to Encompass Hospice in care of Lamb Funeral Home, PO Box 358, Whitewater, Kansas 67154. Please sign her online guestbook and leave a memory of Marilyn at www.ymzfh.com.