Marilyn Critten, an 85 year old former Trenton, MO resident, passed away at 5:20 p.m., Thursday, September 6, 2018 at Carriage Square Health Care in St. Joseph, MO.
Funeral services are scheduled for 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at Resthaven Mortuary of Trenton. Burial will follow at Plainview Cemetery in Chula, MO. A visitation is scheduled from 2:00 p.m., until service time on Tuesday. Memorial donations are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association and may be left with or mailed to the funeral home.
Marilyn Critten was born March 8, 1933 in Farmersville, MO to Fred and Ruth (Burns) Kinney. She graduated from Trenton High School with the class of 1950. On December 14, 1952 she was united in marriage to Deward Wayne Critten in Trenton. In 1957 they moved to Bouton, IA until moving back to Trenton in 1965. He preceded her in death May 7, 2018. After graduation Marilyn worked as an operator for Bell Telephone. Later jobs include working for Wright Memorial Hospital, Dr. Atchison and doing taxes for Sharon Ferris. Later she began working as an administrative assistant for Grand River Mutual until her retirement. Marilyn was also owner operator of the Klothes Keeper and a stained glass business named Specialties by Granny and D.
Surviving relatives include her daughter Carol Perry and husband Mike of Stewartsville, MO, and grandson Gabe Perry and wife Breanne of Raytown, MO. Those preceding her in death include her parents, husband, brothers Clarence and Wayne Kinney, and a sister Olive Crow-Kline.