Marilyn Sapp, 83, passed away on Monday, June 10, 2019, at home, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Kokomo, Indiana, on June 16, 1935, to the late Murrell "Bud" and Hildred McCarter. She married the love of her life, James "Melvin" Sapp, on December 4, 1954, and he preceded her in death on November 1, 2012.
Marilyn was great at many things, including gardening — she could make any plant grow — and making noodles, a trait she inherited from her mother. She will be remembered for her loving personality. It didn't matter who you were, she would always greet you with a smile. Her hugs were filled with so much love, you instantly felt blessed after receiving one. A quiet person, she was delighted just to be in the presence of family. Most importantly, Marilyn's faith in God was strong. While her passing will leave a great void in many hearts, we can take comfort in knowing that she is exactly where she wants to be — in Heaven singing praises to God and being reunited with Melvin.
Marilyn is survived by her daughter, Robbi (Mike) Henson, Marion; three sons, Michael (Deborah) Sapp, Ft. Worth, TX, Randy (Lisa) Sapp, Westfield, and Steve (Shelli) Sapp, Sweetser; nine grandchildren, Mike Jr. (Tonya) Henson, Tasha (Nathan) Dalton, Lauren (Nathan) Calzada, Tiffany Sapp, Kara (Sam) Brooks, Ryan (Stephanie) Sapp, Tyler (Maggie) Sapp, Mackenzie (Scott) Tirman, and Christian Sapp; great-grandchildren; Kayla, Kathryn, Alexis, Trey, Makenna, Baylea, Ben, Bryar, Jack, Rylee, Isaac, and Jameson; three sisters, Phyllis (George) Reprogle, Sue (John) Wilson, and Sharon Snavely; brother-in-law, David Bryan; and a host of family and special friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Murrell and Hildred; husband, Melvin; and sister, Virginia Bryan.
Arrangements for Marilyn have been entrusted to the College Park Chapel of Armes-Hunt Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 4601 South Western Avenue, Marion, Indiana 46953, where a visitation will be held on Thursday, June 13, 2019, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A funeral service will take place on Friday, June 14, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Bethel Worship Center, 1715 East 38th Street, Marion, Indiana 46953, with Pastor Mike Henson officiating. Burial will follow at Grant Memorial Park in Marion.
Contributions made in memory of Marilyn may be made to Bethel Worship Center. Online memories and condolences may be shared at www.armeshuntfuneralhome.com.
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