Marilyn L. Kollas

July 10, 1936 ‒ March 29, 2017

Fredericktown, Ohio

Marilyn L. Kollas, age 80, of Fredericktown passed away on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at the Country Club Rehabilitation Center with her family by her side.

She was born on July 10, 1936 in Killbuck, Ohio to the late Lester and Dessie (Brush) Hammontree.  Marilyn was a 1954 graduate of Fredericktown High School.  After completing Business College, she was employed at the Pentagon for the Department of the Army.  She married her late husband Ronald “Slim” Kollas on May 2, 1958 at National City Christian Church in Washington D.C.  After their marriage, Marilyn traveled with her husband and children during his 22 year military career.  She enjoyed making numerous kinds of arts and crafts and was a member of the Palmyra Church of Christ.

She is survived by her daughter Suzan (Kenneth) Graves; three sons, Steven (Patti) Kollas, William Kollas, Jeffrey (Michelle) Kollas; her grandchildren Vernon (Meghan) Kollas, Robert (Gie) Kollas, Jerimy (Misty) Kollas, Amber (Wayland) West, Christopher Collins, Terry Collins, Shelbi Ronkainen, Nicolas Kollas, Macy Graves, Garrison Graves, Abby Graves, Autumn Graves, Kenneth Graves; fifteen great grandchildren; her sister-in-law Judith (Patrick) Zachmeyer; her niece Rhonda (Jeff) Ries; and her nephew David (Martha) Zachmeyer.

In addition to her parents, Marilyn was preceded in death by her husband Ronald “Slim” Kollas and an infant son.

Friends may call on Thursday, April 6, 2017 from 10:30 – 11:30 AM at the Palmyra Church of Christ where a service will follow beginning at 11:30 AM with Troy Northrop officiating.  A private burial will follow at Forest Cemetery in Fredericktown.

Memorial Contributions may be made to:  Palmyra Church of Christ, 21184 Zolman Rd., Fredericktown, Ohio 43019 (or) Fredericktown EMS, 139 Columbus Rd., Fredericktown, Ohio 43019.

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  • Soo sorry to learn of Marilyn’s passing. Having been a classmate of hers, I can attest to her wonderful character and warm personality. She was quiet and always a joy to be around. Everyone liked her. Having had a few of you in school, I know she leaves a wonderful legacy. Prayers for peace and comfort in the days ahead. Hugs

    • Betty,

      Thank you so much for such a sweet tribute to Mom. She is and always be a great Mom and Friend!

  • We are sorry to hear of Marilyn’s passing. She was always pleasant to be around. Please accept our sympathy.

  • Sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. I always remember her teaching me how to make bread for 4H when I am kneading bread dough!

    • I loved the Bread classes in 4H. I still have my book, and Moms from the course 🙂 Thanks for thinking of us in this difficult time.

  • So sorry to read of the passing of your wonderful Mother She was such a good person and always welling to help Paul and me with anything we needed when working with her children in 4-H or Girl Scouts. She taught crafts and taught a lot of your friends in bread making. God bless each of you by giving you such a loving and caring Mother. You will see her and rejoice with her again in heaven.. all our love, Paul and May Fry and God be with you.

    • Paul and May,

      Thank you for the sweet words about Mom. She was such a kind woman, always willing to step in and help. We all have great memories of 4H and Scouts together.

  • Your mother was a dear sweet lady. I enjoyed taking Bible Studies in her home. Prayers for the family.

    • Thank you Kathy, for the sweet words about Mom. I know she enjoyed the Bible studies all you ladies shared,they very fond memories for her.

  • I was also a classmate of Marilyn’s, used to chat with her,
    picked her up a couple times when just us girls met.
    I am sorry I will not be able to attend calling hours/service.
    My Deepest Sympathy to each of you.