Marilyn R. Hay, 86, of Ottawa, Kansas, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, at the Lone Tree Retirement Center in Meade, Kansas.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, at the Lamb-Roberts Funeral Chapel, 325 S. Hickory St., Ottawa. Interment will follow at Highland Cemetery, Ottawa. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

She was born Jan. 7, 1931, in Woodston, Kansas, the daughter of Orris L. and Ruth G. (McNutt) Breckenridge. She lived in Woodston from 1931 to 1938 before moving to Ottawa, where she graduated from Ottawa High School in 1949. She attended Kansas State University and later Ottawa University.

She was united in marriage to Donald C. Hay on Feb. 22, 1952, in Ottawa. They shared 64 years of loving marriage before the death of her husband on Jan. 18, 2017.

Marilyn was a home economics teacher at Ottawa High School in Ottawa for 23 years before retiring in 1994.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Ottawa, and Beta Sigma Phi Sorority.

Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Don.

She is survived by two daughters, Pamela J. Phillimore and her husband, Stephen, of Eagle River, Alaska; Donna M. Sill and her husband Alan, of Liberal, Kansas; and her son, Wesley R. Hay and his wife, Diana, of Hayden, Colorado; six grandchildren, Matthew, Mitchell, Russell, Alaina, Adam, and Alyssa; and six great-grandchildren, Tara, Hunter, Mackenzie, Rhys, Payton and Bronson.

Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association or Beta Sigma Phi and sent in c/o the Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, P.O. Box 14, Ottawa, KS 66067. Condolences to the family may be sent through