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Marilyn J. Hiday

Marilyn J. Hiday, 93, of Portland, IN, passed away at 9:04 AM on Thursday, December 7, 2023, at her home.  She was born on Thursday, April 10, 1930, in Bluffton, IN to Albert John Keller Jr. & Evelyn May (Captain) Keller.  Marilyn was a 1948 graduate of Bluffton High School. Shortly after graduating high school, she married Harold R. "Dutch" Hiday on June 6, 1948, in Bluffton, IN.  Dutch passed away on November 26, 2007. Marilyn worked for Corning Glass for 17 years, however she spent most of her life filling the proud role of wife and mother. She spent many years at home, raising her family on the farm and helping Dutch with anything he needed related to the farm. She enjoyed transporting midwives and hauling many Amish families and children to school over the years. Marilyn was a long-time member of Six Mile Church in Wells County.

Loving survivors include her children, Teresa Kelly, Alvin, TX, Ted (Judy) Hiday, Celina, OH, Tim (Vickie) Hiday, Salamonia, IN, Toneta (Alan) Bailey, Portland, IN, 17 grandchildren, 55 great grandchildren, 47 gr. gr. grandchildren, sisters, Joyce Harris, Bluffton, IN, Jill Brown, Greensburg, IN and brothers, Roger Keller, Hickory, NC, & Jerome Keller, Elkhart, IN.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughters, Tamara Gordon and Tonya Hiday, and siblings, Alberta Dubach, Sharon Battershell, Ralph Keller, Larry Keller.

Family and friends may gather to share and remember at Downing & Glancy Funeral Home, located at 100 N. Washington Street, Geneva on Tuesday, December 12, 2023, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. A service to celebrate Marilyn’s life will follow at 2:00 PM with Pastor Steve Rogers officiating. Burial will follow in Elm Grove Cemetery, Bluffton.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in honor of Marilyn to: CHP Home Care & Hospice, 816 Pro Drive, Celina, OH  45822.    
Arrangements have been entrusted to Downing & Glancy Funeral Home in Geneva.

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