Marilyn Louise Derks


Marilyn Louise Derks passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Saturday Oct 31, 2020 in Olathe, KS. Marilyn was born July 26, 1944 in Galesburg, Illinois to Bernard and Opal Malstrom where she quickly became an avid junior golfer. She later moved to Denver, Colorado where she met her husband Gene Derks. They lived in several cities where Marilyn continued to play golf and won several golf tournaments, especially in the Kansas City area where she resided with her husband and their two children, Brandon and Shelly Derks at her time of passing. She engulfed herself in children’s lives becoming a horse show mom extraordinaire to her daughter and became involved as an avid volunteer at both high schools her children attended. After the children went off to college she and Gene hit the road and traveled the country together in their RV finally landing in Palm Springs, California for a few years. Gene and Marilyn returned to Kansas City after the birth of their two grandchildren.

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  1. Cherie (Huff) Moses on December 1, 2020 at 7:33 am

    I have lost a piece of my childhood. Marilyn was another daughter in my home as children. We were born two days apart, and I was delivered by her Dad, more commonly known as Swed. We took golf lessons together and played in the junior championships. I always came in second, because most of the time it was just the two of us.,We were in dance and cheerleading together.
    The mischief we created will go unsaid! What I didn’t think of, she would!
    Rest peaceful my friend.

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