Marilyn Jean Forcum
Birth Date: September 8, 1937
Death Date: March 22, 2017
EAST PEORIA — Marilyn Jean Forcum, 79, of East Peoria, formerly of Decatur, passed away early morning Wednesday, March 22, 2017.
Marilyn was born Sept. 8, 1937, in Decatur, Ill., to Howard and Mary (Miller) Mansfield. She married Archie Ray Forcum on Nov. 11,1956, in Decatur. One of Marilyn’s favorite past times was riding in her red Mustang convertible, but most of all she loved spending time with her family.
She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Archie; one daughter, Michelle Forcum of East Peoria, Ill.; one son, Marty Forcum of Creve Coeur, Ill.; two grandchildren, Mikie (Angela) Forcum Jr. and Jeremy (Tracy Coffman) Forcum; great-grandchildren, Holly Forcum and one on the way; one sister, Ilene (Jim) Nolan of Decatur, Ill.; two brothers, Steve (Janet) Mansfield of Elburn, Ill., and Keith (Myra) Mansfield of Decatur, Ill.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one son, Michael Forcum Sr.
Funeral services to celebrate the life of Marilyn Jean Forcum will be at4 p.m. Monday, March 27, 2017, at Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home in Decatur, Ill. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday before the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to The National Kidney Foundation , 30 E. 33rd St., New York, NY 10016, or American Heart Association , 2141 W. White Oaks Drive, Ste A, Springfield, IL 62704.
The family of Marilyn Jean Forcum is being served by the Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home, 2091 N. Oakland Ave. Decatur, Ill. Please view the online obituary, send condolences, and share memories at www.gracelandfairlawn.com.