Marlyn Janice Atkinson left this life on Nov. 24, 2010.

Marlyn Janice Atkinson left this life on Nov. 24, 2010.

She was born Sept. 12, 1929, in Little River, KS., to Lawrence and Ruby Timmons. She married Eddy Atkinson on June 20, 1949.  They had three children:  Janice, Donald, and Larry. The family settled in St. John, KS, where Marlyn taught high school business courses until 1993. Always an adventurous spirit, she enjoyed traveling, camping, whitewater rafting, and following her grandchildren’s school activities. “Grandma Marlyn” moved to Blue Springs, Missouri, in 2001.

She is survived by her children: Janice and husband Dennis of Blue Springs, Donald and wife Patti of Colorado Springs, Larry and wife Shirley of Blue Springs; one brother and sister-in-law, Darrol and Lois Timmons of Richland, WA; seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, one niece, one nephew, and seven great-nieces and nephews.  

Visitation will be on Friday, November 26, 2010 at 1 p.m. followed by a memorial service at 2 p.m. at Speaks Suburban Chapel in Independence. Interment of the ashes will be in Geneseo, KS.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.speakschapel.com.