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Marilyn Ann Rittenberry, 78, of Greenville, passed away July 20, 2022, at 9:25am at home surrounded by her family. The daughter of Clyde and Mary Cutler, she was born on May 13, 1944, in Lansing, Michigan.

On June 29, 1968, in Greenville, she married Jimmy Dare Rittenberry and together they enjoyed more than 47 years of marriage. Together they raised their family in Greenville and in retirement enjoyed spending their winters in Desert Hot Springs California. Marilyn was a proud mother who dedicated her life to her family and children. Marilyn held various jobs throughout her life which includes as a state inspector, at Ore-Ida, and at Gibson’s where she met her husband.

Marilyn’s most recent hobbies included reading, gardening, shopping, baking, spending time in her flowers, going to the casino and watching her tigers. In Marilyn’s early years her hobbies were around raising her children and included camping, traveling, snowmobiling, Girl Scout troop leader, and being active in the PTA.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Jimmy Rittenberry;  a son-in-law, Vince Bennett;  and granddaughter, Brittney Krantz.

Together, she and Jimmy had five daughters, Kelly (Billy) O’Brien, Theresa Bennett, Kim Carrick, Robin (Troy) Miller, and Tonja Rittenberry (Tim Nielsen); eleven grandchildren;  twelve great-grandchildren;  siblings, Jeri Walcutt, Jan Franklin, Jo Taylor and Kenny (Judy) Cutler; and lifelong friends, George, Bev, and Terri.

The family is honoring Marilyn’s wishes and cremation will take place with no services to be held.  To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Marilyn’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:

Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Christiansen’s Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Greenville, 616-754-5638.


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  1. Faye Ross on July 22, 2022 at 8:42 pm

    So sorry for the passing of Marilyn. Steve and Faye Bartlett Ross were classmates. Faye also was a close friend from Wyman school.

  2. Leslie Lake Bliss on July 23, 2022 at 10:04 am

    So sorry to see Marilyn’s passing. She was the sweetest lady. Always had a smile and remembered me no matter how many years had passed in between seeing each other. Thinking about all you girls. Leslie

  3. Christina Cutler on July 23, 2022 at 11:05 am

    Rest in eternal peace Aunt Marilyn. I do want to wish all family peace through this difficult time. I personally can’t imagine the loss of a close family member. I wish I could be around you all more and I know my dad Kenneth Cutler feels the same. I haven’t seen You in a very long time but I will always remember feeling the comfort in your home as in my own. I also will always remember you had the most bounciest trampoline ever and a beautiful yard that was also enjoyed by the deer and other wildlife. You will be missed.
    Sincerely with tons of love.

  4. Vickie Harris on July 23, 2022 at 1:22 pm

    Jim and Marilyn were each fabulous people and a great couple. We spent many enjoyable times together. I have many fond memories. My sincere condolences to the family.

  5. Jacque ( Franklin) Kellogg on July 25, 2022 at 7:37 am

    So sorry to hear of Marilyn’s passing .she was such a sweet person .
    Loved going to her home and she always made you feel at home . Always a pretty landscaped yard with flowers .
    Prayers and hugs sent to her family .

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