OBITUARY: Marilyn Sue (Prouty) VanRossun

Marilyn Sue (Prouty) VanRossun, 84, passed away Saturday, Aug. 20, 2022, at her home in Paramount Community Living and Rehab of Newton.

She was born August 12, 1938, in Newton, and was one of eight children blessed to the late Wilbur and Wilhelmina (Weigand) Prouty of Hesston.

Marilyn was married to the love of her life Clifferd Clayton VanRossun. They were blessed with six children: Jennifer VanRossun Coleman of Newton, KS, Clint VanRossun (Isabel) of Crossville, TN, Ky VanRossun of Newton, KS, Shane VanRossun of Hutchinson and Juli VanRossun Holler of Wichita. Clifferd and Marilyn made their home and raised their family in Moundridge, Kansas where they lived almost the entirety of their 44 years of married life. Marilyn was preceded in death by her devoted and loving husband, and daughter Jill VanRossun Street.

Marilyn loved the Lord and was a long time member of the Methodist Church in Moundridge.

Marilyn grew up on the Prouty homestead in rural Hesston which had been in the Prouty family for over 100 years. She enjoyed the country life and helping out with the daily chores of life on the farm. Her brothers and sisters Robert “Bob” Prouty, Jean Prouty Friesen, Elizabeth “Liz” Prouty Schierling, Theodore “Ted” Prouty, Carol Prouty Rostetter, and Mary Prouty Ballard have all preceded her in death. She is survived by her youngest sibling and sister Donna Prouty Tatro of McPherson, KS.

Marilyn loved being a homemaker, taking care of her family, she enjoyed cooking and baking, family gatherings for just a meal together, or for a birthday or holiday celebration, flower gardening, reading her Bible, and taking care of the animals. She also enjoyed helping run the family trucking business for many years before Clifferd passed away. Blessed as a mother and grandmother she is survived by her five living children, 14 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. She also was preceded in death by three grandchildren, and Marilyn is survived by many nieces and nephews.

Please join us in a celebration of her life at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 25. Graveside services will be at the Mound Township Cemetery, 190 21st Ave., Moundridge.

The family request memorials to please be made to Good Shepherd Hospice, 301 N. Main, Ste 300, Newton, Kan., 67114.

Baker Funeral Home Valley Center is handling arrangements. Condolences may be left for the family at

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