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Marilyn L. Tobias

d. April 7, 2022

Marilyn Lois Tobias, age 90, of Athens, passed away on Thursday, April 7, 2022 at Villa Health Care East in Sherman, Illinois.

Marilyn was born on February 1, 1932 in Springfield, Illinois.  Her parents were Henry and Lillian Neibert Cantrall.

On September 13, 1952, it was the beginning of a beautiful love affair when Marilyn and Delbert Dale Tobias were married at the Athens United Methodist Church.

Marilyn worked side by side with her husband on the farm, living a good life.

Delbert passed away February 23, 2015 after 62 years together.

She was blessed with a son, Ron and daughter-in-law, Kathy Tobias; beloved grandchildren, Becky (Matt) Lagan, Jeff (Kelsie) Tobias, and Kevin (Kayla) Tobias; and great grandchildren, Easton, Brylee, Emma, Natalie, and a great-grandson due in June; two nieces, Karen and her family, and Sharon and her family.

Her sister, Joyce and niece, Carolyn preceded her in death.

Graveside services for Marilyn will be held at 9:30 AM on Tuesday, April 12, 2022 at Joel Hall Cemetery in Athens.  Rev Ken Gennicks will be officiating.

Memorials can be made to the Athens Food Pantry or Menard County Animal Protective League.

Mott & Henning Funeral Home is assisting the family. On-line condolences can be shared at


  1. So sad for your loss. Marilyn & I had deep conversations on many topics. Her faith in Jesus was rock-solid. Her love of family and friends was also.

  2. I am at a loss for words. Marilyn was an amazing person, her and Delbert both took in my girls like they were their own grand kids! She even paid full price for lemon aid. My girls would bake and would always bring her a plate of goodies, she said she had a sweet tooth and the timing couldnt have been better. She will be missed by so many but especially by our family.
    Praying for the family as they say good bye to our “grandma”.

  3. My heart goes out to you and your family Ron. May your mother’s memories be always in your mind and forever in your! 💕

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