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Marilyn Alice Knapp

August 30, 1929 — June 2, 2022

Marilyn’s life began on August 30, 1929, in Wamego, KS. She is the daughter of William Levi Fields and Alice M. Thompson Fields. Marilyn was a graduate of JP Elder High School in Fort Worth, TX. She started at Glass Containers, now Anchor Glass in Antioch, CA as a sweeper and retired after 30 years as a beloved supervisor for the Hot End. She worked and contributed her time to the Glass, Molders, Pottery, Plastics and Allied Workers International Union. Marilyn had been a member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church in Marion for many years. She made many friends and helped many more people in her life that can be said here. She will always be remembered fondly. She spent her spare time gardening, playing cards, bingo, making quilts, fishing, and travelling. Marilyn is survived by her grandchildren Mary Bacon of Warrenton, OR Chuck Kenney of Hillsboro, KS, Josh Kenney of New Zealand, Jake Kenney of Wichita, Daniel Kenney of Kansas City, KS, Katrina Maltbie of Sacramento, CA, Brian Briggs and Mike Purdue of Antioch, CA, and Heather Tabor of Pennsylvania 17 great grandchildren, and 5 great great grandchildren. Marilyn passed away on June 2, 2022, at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. She is preceded in death by her parents, four children Ellison Benfer, Randall Maltbie, Jimmie Maltbie, and Rita Maltbie and one grandson James Maltbie. Her family will gather with friends on Thursday June 9, 2022, at 3 p.m. at Grant Township Cemetery, east of Marion for her graveside service. Yazel Megli Funeral Home, Hillsboro is serving the family with services and cremation. Memorial contributions in her name may be directed to the Marion VFW in care of the funeral home. Please sign her online guestbook and leave a memory of Marilyn at

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Graveside Service

Thursday, June 9, 2022

Starts at 3:00 pm (Central time)

Grant Township Cemetery

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