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Marilyn Jo Revell

December 17, 1961 — November 16, 2019

Marilyn Revell, 57, of Topeka, died on November 16th, at the House at Midland Care surrounded by her family.

She was born in Abilene, Kansas on December 17, 1961 the daughter of William and Helen (Steele) Foerschler.

Marilyn was a graduate of Chapman High School and received her Bachelors of Arts degree in Communication from Fort Hays State University.  She worked in the world of TV/Radio for several years.  She worked for Primerica Financial Services for 15 years, HF Rubber Machinery for 10 years and for the last 8 years she was with the Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board as the licensing person for all of the social workers in the state of Kansas.

Marilyn was a member of Mater Dei Holy Name Church where she was a lector, eucharistic minister and worked in youth ministry.  She was involved with Teens Encounter Christ retreats.  She enjoyed reading, music, going to concerts and spoiling her grandchildren.

Marilyn was married to Walter Revell on November 3, 2001 in Topeka.  He survives.  She is also survived by three sons, Christopher (Trudie) Thompson, Aaron Thompson, Justin (Jesse) Revell, and two daughters, Megan (Galen) Godfrey and Amanda Revell as well as 11 grandchildren; Avery, Jeremiah, Antony, Trinity, Sophia, Manny, Amelia, Bryceson, Leilah, Emma and Madelyn.  She is also survived by three brothers, Dennis (Suzy), Kevin (Maria), and Robert (Paula) Foerschler, and two sisters, Kathy (Ray) Hoffman and Denise (Hank) Letourneau.

Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Bill Foerschler.

She was cremated.  A memorial visitation will be held on Friday, Nov. 22nd at the Brennan-Mathena Funeral Home from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. where the family will receive friends and a rosary will be prayed at 6:00 p.m.  A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, Nov. 23rd, at Mater Dei Holy Name Catholic Church at 11:00 a.m.  Inurnment will be held at a later date in Chapman, Kansas.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Kansas Chapter for research of Metastatic Breast Cancer or the Holy Name Building Fund, and sent in care of Brennan-Mathena Funeral Home, 800 SW 6th Ave., Topeka, Kansas, 66603.

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Friday, November 22, 2019

5:00 - 7:00pm (Central time)


800 SW 6th Ave, Topeka, KS 66603

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Memorial Mass of Christian Burial

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Starts at 11:00am (Central time)

Mater Dei Holy Name Catholic Church

1114 SW 10th St, Topeka, KS 66604

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