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Marilyn (Mousie) Ann Maus Scribner, 75, of Billings, passed away on Nov. 26, 2008, at Saint Johns Ligget cottage after a long battle with cancer.

Marilyn was born Jan. 6, 1933 in Cincinnati, Ohio, as the only child to Francis and Helen (Maurer) Maus. She was raised in many cities traveling with her father's career including New York City, Easton, Penn. and Chicago, Ill. She had many dear memories of her years traveling, but always considered the family home of Dover, Ohio as her heart's home.

Marilyn graduated from Wittenberg University in 1954 with a degree in physical education. She spent most of her working career in Dayton, Ohio, first at the YMCA, then Director of Aquatics for the City, and finally as Senior Swimming Instructor at Sinclair College. She enjoyed all of her jobs, but found her special niche with the senior swimmers whom she loved as much as they loved her.

Marilyn moved to Billings to be closer to family in 2001. She found special extended family here with the LeBrun family and the Atonement Lutheran Church family. Both of these families by choice added untold joy and satisfaction to her life in Montana. She loved dressing up in costume for the youth of the church, and always wanted to keep everyone guessing what temporary tattoo she would wear next.

Marilyn was very accomplished in needle arts. She studied with Elsa Williams and masters of silk embroidery from Japan. Several of her creations decorated the Wardroom of the US Navy Submarines in which her son served. She also spent many hours in her garden, which always was crowded, as she couldn't pull any plants that had an ounce of life left in them.

Marilyn moved to Ligget cottage at Saint Johns shortly before her death. She was treated like a queen and could not have been happier or better cared for. Thank you seems inadequate when recognizing the people at Ligget who give so much of themselves to care for others. The kind, generous and life affirming care given to Marilyn will always be one of our warmest memories.

Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband William G (Bill) Scribner. She is survived by her son, William Curtis Scribner, daughter-in-law Laureli and granddaughter Sarah.

Cremation has taken place, and her ashes will be placed in the family plot in Dover,Ohio. Memorial services will take place at Atonement Lutheran Church at 2 p.m., Dec. 6. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your animal charity of choice, or Atonement Lutheran Church.

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