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Sylvian "Marcile" Wilkins

January 2, 1935 — June 10, 2020

Sylvian 'Marcile' Wilkins, 85 of Murray, passed away June 10, 2020 at her home. Family will receive friends on Saturday, June 13, 2020 from 12:00 until 2:00 p.m. at the Pierschbacher Funeral Home in Chariton. Immediately following the visitation, a Graveside Funeral Service will be held at the Bethel Chapel Cemetery near Woodburn, Iowa. Memorial contributions may be made to the Murray American Legion. Sylvian Marcile Boggs Wilkins was born January 2, 1935 in Mercer County, Missouri to and Claude A. and Phyllis (Crawford) Boggs. Marcile was married to Dwight Wilkins on August 11, 1954 during the Murray Jamboree in Murray, Iowa. She and Dwight made their home in Murray and were blessed with three sons: Gerald Dean, Duane, and Lee. Marcile had worked in Osceola at the clothing store Robinson's, at the Champions truck stop, and she really enjoyed being a teacher's aid and working at the Murray School with the kindergarten classes. She also worked on the farm and drove the tractor, Gerald Dean remembers her baling small square bales while he was trying to stay on the hay rack. She enjoyed life on the farm and was always working side by side with Dwight. She loved her animals on the farm, especially her cats and dogs. Marcile also played the piano and would warm up with a little rock and roll before she began playing her hymns. The boys remember her watching the black and white tv when the Beatles were on The Ed Sullivan Show and the day JFK was shot. She loved spending time with all of her children and their families. Marcile passed away at her home on June 10, 2020 at the age of 85 years. She was preceded in death by her parents, Claude and Phyllis; her husband, Dwight in 2017; her son, Duane; and grandson, Gerald Joseph Wilkins. She will be greatly missed by her sons, Gerald Dean (Carmen) Wilkins and Lee (Kathy) Wilkins; daughter-in-law, Patricia Wilkins; 9 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren; 1 great great grandson; sister, Peggy Pepper; along with many nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. Cemetery Details Bethel Chapel Cemetery 1152 330th Avenue
Woodburn, IA 50275


JUN 13. 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (CST)

Pierschbacher Funeral Homes - Chariton

914 Roland Ave

Chariton, IA 50049

[email protected]

Graveside Service

JUN 13. 2:30 PM (CST)

Bethel Chapel Cemetery

1152 330th Avenue

Woodburn, IA 50275

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