Marilynn B. Hughes, 88 of Phoenix, passed away peacefully on October 28, 2017 surrounded by family. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Marilynn was born on October 16, 1929 in Des Moines, Iowa. Raised in Urbandale, Iowa, she was the daughter of the late James Herbert and Edna Young Blackhurst and sister of the late Bonnie Wilcox, William Blackhurst, James Blackhurst and Tom Blackhurst and is survived by her sisters, Beverly Scott of Denver, Colorado and Donna Winger of Marinette, Wisconsin. Marilynn is preceded in death by her husband, Ronnie, who passed away in 2016 and is survived by her four children, Carla Dark (Jamie) of Chandler, Arizona, Mylan Geisert (Carl) of Chandler, Arizona, Dennis Hughes (Lori) of Atlanta, Georgia and Doug Hughes (Katrina) of Phoenix, Arizona her grandchildren Matt Larson, Todd Larson, Nate Larson, Tyler Geisert, Hailey Geisert, Kayley Geisert, David Hughes, Brian Hughes, Julie (Hughes) McKevitt, Jordan Hughes, Jessie Hughes, Eric Hughes and Kendra Hughes, his great-grandchildren Sariah McCall, Morgan Larson, Colton Larson, Zoë Larson, Audrey Hughes, Arya McKevitt, Remy McKevitt and Olivia Geisert. A Funeral will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, November 3, 2017 with a Visitation one-hour prior at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, A Burial will follow at Paradise Memorial Gardens, 9300 E. Shea Boulevard, Scottsdale.
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