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Marilyn (Phillips) Stauffer, age 76, of Wyoming, peacefully passed away at home into the arms of the Lord on Sunday, July 10, 2016, surrounded by her family.  The daughter of Harold and Gladys Phillips, she was born on August 10, 1939 in Grand Rapids.

Her work career included Fred’s Trading Post, Westinghouse and babysitting for neighbors, friends and family.  She enjoyed relaxing around the pool with her husband, watching the Lions play football on TV, trips with Doug to Las Vegas, collecting turtle figurines and porcelain dolls and reading. She also crocheted probably over 500 hats and mittens for the Santa Clause girls.  Most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family and doing ALL the preparation for family gatherings.  Endearingly referred to as “Honey”, by her husband, she was given the name of “Honey-Great” by her first great grandchild, Anthony, and the name continued with every great-grandchild thereafter.  Marilyn was very believing in her faith and read her Bible passages every day.  In fact, she had read the complete Bible over 20 times in her lifetime.

She was preceeded in death by her son, Douglas “Rock” Stauffer and her brother, Don Phillips.  Surviving are her very loving husband of 60 years, Doug; children, Debbie(Randy) Coutchie, Jim (Linda) Stauffer; grandchildren, Jeremy, Jennifer, Coral (AJ), Courtney, Jason and Brock; great-grandchildren, Anthony, Skyler, Aleeyah, Seth, Isaiah, Travis, Kaydin and Alivia; siblings, Jack (Suzie) Phillips, Bob (Grace) Philips, Duane (Arlene) Phillips, Phyllis (Mel) Rahn, and Helen Kinney; sister-in-laws Iris (Bob) Hoeksema and Judy (Bill) Wilson; along with several nieces, nephews and friends.

Memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on July 23, 2016 at Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 3152 Clyde Park SW, with an hour visitation prior to service with Pastor Lee Welker officiating.  In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting a memorial contribution to Gethsemane Lutheran Church.

Honoring her wishes, cremation will take place. Arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids. 


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  1. Sue Bronson on July 13, 2016 at 10:40 pm

    My deepest sympathy to all of the Stauffer family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this most difficult time.

  2. Jason on July 15, 2016 at 11:27 am

    In times like this, sometimes its hard to find the right words, there really isn’t any, my Grandmother was the sweetest & most caring grandmother in the world, hands down, i used to visit her & my Grandfather like everyday it seems like, years back i was very close to her, I LOVE YOU GRANDMA, you will be missed but im glad u don’t have to suffer anymore…you will be missed & ALWAYS remembere, love your Grandson, Jason.

  3. Deborah Karas Coffman on July 18, 2016 at 4:53 pm

    My deepest sympathy to the Stauffer Family. I have many great memories of Marilyn from my childhood.My you rest in peace now.

  4. jeremy stauffer on July 19, 2016 at 9:11 pm

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