Marilyn was born July 26, 1956 in Pocahontas, AR, the daughter of Louie Robert and Maxine Mae Sharp Strayhorn.
Survivors include: her husband, Mike Bahr of Vandalia; one son, Chris (Alicia Otis) Bahr of Columbia; one daughter, Jennifer (Shawn)Woods of Columbia; two brothers, Larry (Nancy) Strayhorn of Shelbina, and Sherrill (Kathy) Strayhorn of Desoto; one sister-in-law, Reba Strayhorn of Cape Girardeau; and a granddaughter, Madison Watkins of Columbia.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Harrell Strayhorn.
Marilyn was a lifetime area resident and member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church and Unite Femme Club. She was a 1975 graduate of Van-Far High School. She was employed as Senior Sale Representative for Green Supply for over 21 years. She enjoyed biking, the beach, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.
Marilyn always had an glowing smile and lit up the room with her wonderful personality. She will be missed by many.