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Marilyn Weide

Marilyn Ann (McNitt) Weide, age 76, passed away on May 16, 2013 at her home in Newton.
Marilyn was born Aug. 27, 1936, at Neosho Memorial Hospital in Chanute, the daughter of Cornelius Frederick and Anna Laura (Klick) McNitt. Marilyn liked horses and enjoyed being with them and riding. She got her first pony, a Shetland, at the age of 5. She and the pony went many miles together. Marilyn had several different horses and each one of them were special to her. Her family was most important to her but horses and dogs followed close after. She raised several litters of puppies with her Rottweiler dog.
After graduating from Yates Center High School, Marilyn went on to attend American Business College in Wichita. She also completed grade school in seven years, completing two grades in one year. She worked for Massachusetts Life Ins. Co. as a secretary before working for the Union National Bank in Wichita. Marilyn also worked for the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency in Yates Center for 30 years.
On Oct. 20, 1957, Marilyn and Willard Weide were married at the Batesville EUB Church in Toronto. The couple was blessed with two children, Karen and Brian. The couple lived on their farm west of Yates Center until they moved to Halstead in 2008 to be closer to their grandkids. In 2010, the couple moved to Presbyterian Manor in Newton, which is where she remained until her death.
Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents and a sister-in-law, Mary Alice McNitt in 2009. She is survived by her husband Willard; her children, Karen Foraker and husband Harlan, Burrton, and Brian Weide of Kansas City, Mo. Marilyn is also survived by her siblings, Gary McNitt and wife Kay of Conifer, Colo., Gordon McNitt, Toronto, and Sharon McNitt, Lenexa, as well as two grandchildren, Blake and Kaci Foraker and many other relatives and friends.
Services for Marilyn are today at 1 p.m. at Campbell Funeral Home in Yates Center. No formal visitation will take place. Marilyn will lie in state at the funeral home prior to the service. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials be made to Harry Hynes Hospice or the Presbyterian Manor of Newton. The memorials may be sent in care of Campbell Funeral Home P.O. Box 188 Yates Center, KS 66783. The family wishes to extend a grateful thank you to the staffs at Harry Hynes Hospice and Presbyterian Manor.

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