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Graveside services will be held at 10:30 am on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at the East Lawn Cemetery in Salem for Marianne Larimer, 59, of Salem.

Marianne died on Tuesday January 23, 2018, at home. She was born in Salem on March 21, 1958, the daughter of Dwight W. and Patricia Larimer.

Marianne was a graduate of Salem High School where she developed a passion for volleyball. She furthered her studies at Millikin University and excelled in both volleyball and basketball as a member of the Big Blue. She went on to receive her Master's degree from Eastern Illinois University. Marianne was a teacher and coach at Bement, Arcola, Casey- Westfield, Effingham St. Anthony and Salem High Schools. She also served as Principal at St. Theresa Grade School in Salem. Marianne enjoyed teaching, coaching and working with young people. Coach Larimer would be the first to reach out to a young person in need.

Marianne is survived by her mother, Patricia, of Salem; sister Terri Larimer, of Salem, brothers Mark Larimer and wife Lynn of Salem and Tim Larimer of New York City; nieces Mary and husband Pete of Cincinnati, OH, Anna and husband Tom of Manhattan, KS, Sarah of Washington D.C. and Katy and husband Matt of St Louis and one nephew, Jack of New York City. She is also survived by her dear great nieces and nephews, Will, Maple, Micah, and Rose and special friends Eli and Fay.

Memorials may be made to St. Theresa Grade School in Salem, c/o Marcia Stinde, Principal, 190 Ohio Street, Salem, IL 62881, Salem Rotary Club Scholarship Fund, Manhattan Public Library, 629 Poyntz Ave., Manhattan, KS 66502 or The Cincinnati Library Foundation, 800 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202. Rogers- Atkins Funeral Home in Salem is in charge of arrangements.
Published on January 24, 2018
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