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Marilyn Ann Weavers Scholz

July 1, 1944 — March 8, 2024

Long Beach

Marilyn Ann Weavers Scholz

Marilyn Ann Weavers Scholz, age 79, of Long Beach, MS passed away on Friday, March 8, 2024. She was born July 1, 1944 in Sheboygan, WI to the late Irwin Herman & Mary Sladky Weavers.

Marilyn grew up in the Dutch community of Cedar Grove, WI as the daughter of a dairy farmer. She attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison, earning a Bachelor’s degree in home economics. “Go Badgers!” Marilyn enjoyed teaching before marrying and becoming a US Navy housewife. While stationed in various locations including Guam, she made numerous life-long friends and traveled. In 1980, Marilyn returned to the states and settled in Long Beach, MS. As a single mother, Marilyn was an independent, fierce woman determined to make a better life for her daughters. She believed education was the best way to improve yourself. Marilyn initially worked at the University of Southern MS, Gulf Park, in the Lifelong Learning Center, and in 1984 she earned her MEd in Adult Education. Then in 1993, after earning an ADN, she began her nursing career working at Memorial Hospital at Gulfport on both the ICU and orthopedic floors. Marilyn continued her education, earning both a BSN in 1995 and a MSN in Adult Health in 1998. In 2000, she returned to her teaching roots as an Instructor of Nursing at MS Gulf Coast Community College, Jefferson Davis campus, until her final retirement in 2011.

Marilyn was very involved in First United Methodist Church, Long Beach. After starting as the church organist in 1981, she realized she had found her church home of over 40 years. Mom taught us to show God’s love and pass on our blessings even through small gestures. She thoroughly enjoyed the Methodist way of life which always included Christian fellowship with friends and food. Marilyn was a member of the Seekers Sunday School class, OAKS (Older Adults of Kindred Spirits), the Hostessing committee, and UMW (United Methodist Women). During the UMW rummage sales, she proudly managed the books earning her the title the “Book Lady” or “Keeper of the books”.

Marilyn’s greatest joy came from her family. She loved being Grammy to her four granddaughters. She gladly supported both their sports and musical activities and would excitedly share updates with anyone who asked about her “grands”. She enjoyed cooking and found happiness in fulfilling the requests especially for homemade applesauce, brownies, cookies, or pumpkin bread. As an avid gardener with an amazing green thumb, she took extreme pride in her yard; unfortunately, her green thumb was not passed to her daughters. Marilyn enjoyed playing bridge, solving crossword puzzles, bargain hunting, and reading. You could always find several library books by her recliner, and her love of reading was inherited by two granddaughters.

Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents; sister and brother-in-law, Phyllis & Bob Miller; sister-in-law, Mariana Weavers; and niece, Page Miller.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her daughters, Sarah (Paul) Schroeder of Long Beach, MS and Emily (Philip) Sigler of Atoka, TN; granddaughters, Jessica Schroeder, Katelyn Schroeder, Alice Sigler & Delia Sigler; siblings, Paul Weavers of Redondo Beach, CA and Kathy (Danny) Hubing of Missoula, MT; as well as numerous nephews and nieces, extended family and close friends.

We appreciate all the love and support given to our family during this difficult time.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Marilyn W Scholz may be made to St Jude’s Children Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105; Friends of the Long Beach Public Library at Long Beach Public Library, 209 Jeff Davis Avenue, Long Beach, MS 39560; or First United Methodist Church Long Beach, 208 Pine Street, Long Beach, MS 39560.

A Celebration of Life remembrance service will occur at First United Methodist Church Long Beach at a later date (details to follow).

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