Obituary: Marilyn Lamp


A Celebration of Life for Marilyn M. Lamp, 87, of Fairview, Iowa, will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 27, at the Walcott American Legion. Burial will be at noon on Sunday in the Walcott Cemetery.

Mrs. Lamp died Dec. 30, 2020, in Davenport.

Marilyn M. Hoagland Lamp was born July 27, 1933, in Fairview, daughter of Ralph and Johanna Vanderveer Hoagland.

Marilyn married Delbert “Bing” Lamp in June of 1948. She was later married to James “Mike” Ferrell.

Marilyn started work as a school bus driver for Walcott, then worked at I 80 Standard Station and Truck O Mat. She also worked 21 years at Wal-Mart.

She was a member of Gilda’s Club.

Marilyn worked hard raising her six children, always cooking, canning, cleaning, sewing or just doing what was needed in order to provide. Marilyn loved to sew, she was a great seamstress and very creative. She had an attitude of making do with what she had at hand. When her children were young she was involved in Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts. She was active in the Walcott Church and loved to sing. She enjoyed travel and adventures in new places. She enjoyed learning new things, sometimes taking college classes or “how to” classes to learn a skill.

Marilyn spent her last few years in a care facility, and there were challenges sometimes that were met with the best of her ability. She had a special friend Ernestine “Ernie” who took her shopping when she lived in assisted living.

Survivors include DeWayne R. Lamp, Moline, Elizabeth A. Angie (James) Lane, Wendell, N.C., Richard D. (Linda) Lamp, Davenport, Carolyn J. Lamp, Davenport, and Keith (Robin) Lamp, Walcott; 14 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandson; three step-grandchildren; and a sister, Karen (Richard) Rankin, Newton, Iowa.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James “Mike” Farrell; a son, Edwin Wesley Lamp; a grandson, Andy Lamp; a granddaughter, Melissa Johnson; a great-granddaughter, Morgan W. Lamp-Huff; a sister, Lorraine Schirner; and a brother, Bud Hoagland.

Thanks to family and friends who supported Marilyn and her family through these years with visits and especially with mail. Marilyn loved the mail.

“The Coming Means the Going.”



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