Marilyn Kaye Dugger, 63, of Yates Center, passed away on Monday, July 2, 2018 in Mulvane, with her family by her side.
Born Jan. 29, 1955, in Burlington to Evelyn Joyce Kimmell and the late James Keith Kimmell. She graduated from Le Roy High School in 1973. She attended Emporia State University, graduating in 1977 with a degree in accounting.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin A. Dugger, who passed away February 2008.
She is survived by her mother Evelyn and her only daughter and best friend, Amanda B. Abasolo and her husband Michael, their four children, Alexis, Trey, Kaiden, and Jaxton of Mulvane.
Marilyn will always be known for her kindness, her work ethic, and above all, her love for her daughter Amanda and her grandchildren. She was a perfect mother, a terrific daughter and sister, a great friend, and the best grandmother on earth who loved her grandbabies to the moon and back, and then some.
She began work at the Kansas Grain Elevator in Le Roy, before transferring to the Yates Center COOP where she would work for the next 30 years. She loved her work at the CO-OP and loved the people she interacted with just as much, but it was second to her love of working on the family farm throughout her life and the work she did around her own home. It was common to find Marilyn mowing, digging, building, fixing, and painting.
Marilyn is the sister of Terry Kimmell and his wife Donna of Le Roy, and Marcia Hunter and her husband Richard of Dover, Fla. She is also survived by her aunts, Iva Bowen, Audrey Keith, and Mavis Mercham and preceded by Adelia Ritchey. She also was survived by her Uncle Wayne Norman and Roberta and many cousins she loved.
The family will receive friends and loved ones from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Campbell Funeral Home in Yates Center.
Memorial services will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 6, 2018, also at Campbell Funeral Home in Yates Center. A graveside service will be conducted immediately following the service at Logue Cemetery in Le Roy.
Memorial contributions may be made to “Friends For Life” in Yates Center, YCCEM and may be sent in care of Campbell Funeral Home, P.O. Box 188, Yates Center KS 66783.