Marilyn J. Arvin, age 86, of Loogootee, passed away at 2:35 p.m. on Saturday, June 1, 2019, at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center, in Jasper.

Marilyn was born February 5, 1933, in Daviess County, Indiana, to the late Louis and Cora (Burris) Lents.

She was a member of the St. Martin Catholic Church and St. Martin Altar Society. She loved her grandchildren and cooking, gardening, and canning various vegetables from her garden. She was quite the fashionista and took pride in her home, flowers, and decorations.

Marilyn was a former Martin County elected official for 16 years, and served the county residents in a very efficient and dignified manner.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dennis Arvin; mother, Cora (Burris) Lents; father and stepmother, Louis and Geneveive Lents; and brothers, Don Lents and Vernon Lents.

Marilyn is survived by her children, Kenneth Arvin, of Loogootee, Rex (Grace) Arvin, of Loogootee, Sherry (David) Ward of Cissna Park, Illinois, Carl (Susan) Arvin, of Loogootee, Steve (Cathy) Arvin, of Logoootee and Denise (Chris) Freidhof, of Urbana, Illinois.

Also surviving are grandchildren, Whitney Arvin, Wyatt (Jennifer) Arvin, Sarah (John) Mullen, Emily (Peter Nicewicz) Ward, Katherine (Tim) Jopling, Teresa Ward, Jim (Kylee) Arvin, Matt (Melanie) Arvin, Tom (fiancée, Savannah Fox), Brayton (Nikolay Verevkin) Arvin, Cole (Jade) Arvin, Wade (Kyanna Strange) Arvin, Nicole Arvin, Harrison Fleetwood, Alexzandra (Jordan Hottell) Fleetwood, Sam Freidhof, and Cora (Adam) Rink; great-grandchildren, Haidyn, Miles, Olivia, Jack, Taylin, Kallin, Colleen, Karcyn, Jaylin, Brynleigh, Clara, Kori, Kaia, Kross, and Atticus; sisters-in-law, Suzanne Lents and Rosalyn Soendker; and step-sister, Kate Brown.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by the Very Rev. J. Kenneth Walker at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 6th, at St. Martin Catholic Church, in Whitfield.

Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 5th, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at the Blake Funeral Home, in Loogootee, and on Thursday, June 6th, fr-om 9:00 a.m. until 9:45 a.m. at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggested memorial contributions may be made to the St. Martin Cemetery Association.

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