Marilyn L. Hammersley, 93, Fort Wayne, passed away at 2:20 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 4, 2021, at Parkview Hospital Randallia, Fort Wayne.
Born on Feb. 15, 1928, in Warsaw, Marilyn was the daughter of Henry J. and Leona (Rody) Schwierking.
She was a graduate of Warsaw High School with the Class of 1946 and continued her education at the International Business College in Fort Wayne, receiving a private secretarial degree.
She was united in marriage to John E. Hammersley on June 13, 1953, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Warsaw. He passed away in 2013.
In her former years, she was a legal secretary and worked at Lake City Bank and First National Bank in Warsaw. Marilyn was a member of the Delta Theta Tau philanthropic sorority. As the wife of an Indiana State Police officer, she always enjoyed the monthly gatherings with other ISP wives (Ligonier District) and the togetherness that they all shared.
In her earlier years, she was active in the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Warsaw, including the choir and other activities.
Marilyn will be remembered by her two daughters, Anne M. Hammersley, Fort Wayne, and Janis A. Sexton, Ossian, as well as six grandchildren, two stepgrandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, nine stepgreat-grandchildren and her brother-in-law, Donald G. Jellison, Fort Wayne.
She was preceded in passing by her parents; her husband, John; an infant grandchild; her sister, Norma Jellison; and son-in-law Donnie Sexton.
A visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. with a Rosary at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 10, at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church at 11 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 11, with a viewing one hour prior to the service. Father Jonathon Norton will officiate. Interment will follow in Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw.
The family has requested that the public use masks. No food is permitted at this time.
Memorial donations may be made to Brother Jerry Johnson, O.F.M. Capuchin-Executive Director, Capuchin Soup Kitchen – 1820 Mount Elliott Street, Detroit, MI 48207-3485.
To sign the guest book or send a condolence, go to www.mchattonsadlerfuneralchapels.com.