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Marilyn Jean TarrPassing: April 29, 2023


Mitchell Cemetery

Graveside Service

Wednesday, May 3rd @ 1:30pm


Chastain Funeral Home

Wednesday, May 3rd @ 11:00am-1:00pm


Mitchell Cemetery

Wednesday, May 3rd

BEDFORD – Marilyn Jean Tarr, 63, passed away Saturday, April 29, 2023, at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born November 14, 1959, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Jesse Williams and Wanda Jean (Grissom) Pridemore.  Marilyn married Joseph Marvin Tarr, Jr. on August 1, 1975 and he survives.

Marilyn worked as a Monitor Tech at Dunn Hospital.  She was a member of Fairview Community Church and American Legion Post No. 250 Auxiliary.  Marilyn enjoyed making jewelry and crocheting.  She loved spending time with her family and took care of kids her whole life.

Surviving are her husband, Joseph Marvin Tarr, Jr. of Bedford; children, Robert Gene (Andrea) Tarr of Depauw, Meagan (Steve Kyker) Easton of Bloomington, Tyra (Jared) Blackwell of Heltonville, and Toni (Matthew) Crane of Bedford; grandchildren, Jay, Michael, Bryant, Abbigal, Haylie, Bryce, Averie, Gracie, and Isaiah; eight great-grandchildren; sister, Cindy Jo Lee of Orleans; several nieces and nephews; and her dog, L.B.

Her parents; grandson, Andrew Kolling; and sister, Roxanne Dotts, preceded her in death.

Graveside service will be at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 3, in Mitchell Cemetery with Pastor Steve Jones officiating.  Burial will follow.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, in the Memorial Chapel at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

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17 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: franceydecker@gmail.con | Bedford indiana
    Date: June 8, 2023
    Loved your mom! prayers to all the kids and family love you guys so much. Francey
  2. Guest: Judy Kender | Mitchell, In
    Date: May 3, 2023
    One by one each family member touched my life in one way or another. All good memories. My heart breaks for you that go through this great loss. .love you all
  3. Guest: Timothy M. Turpin | Mitchell, IN.
    Date: May 3, 2023
    So Sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful person and a Great mother and Wife . Prayers for all of you and may the Lord Bless each of You…
  4. Guest: Tammy Malott | Mitchell Indiana
    Date: May 2, 2023
    I am so sorry for your lose. You knew where you stood with her. But family was everything. Prayers and hugs to you.🙏🙏🙏❤🌹
  5. Guest: Marilyn Blanton-Johnson | Mitchell
    Date: May 2, 2023
    I’m so very sorry for your loss of someone so precious ! I’ve known her all my life and I believe we are related but I can’t remember exactly how now that I’m older I don’t remember a lot of things. I do remember though that every time she and I saw each other we talked our hearts out and I have always loved her ! Always down to earth and said what she felt. She would give you the world if she could.. I will always remember her. We always joked about being at the doctors at the same time and when they called out Marilyn we both stood up and looked at each other and laughed ! RIP MY DEAR FRIEND Praying for you all 🙏 Oh and I have to say she loved her family so much and talked so much about you all !!!
  6. Guest: Mari and Donnie Colgan | Apollo Beach Florida
    Date: May 2, 2023
    I am so sorry to hear this. Sending prayers and hugs to the family.
  7. Guest: Brenda Mckain | Brownstown, Ind
    Date: May 2, 2023
    All volunteers of Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services are so sorry for your loss.
  8. Guest: Linda Treanor | Mitchell indiana
    Date: May 2, 2023
    Prayers for the Tarr family, Marlyn was a very special lady, so sorry for your loss
  9. Guest: Myra Cagle | Bedford, In.
    Date: May 1, 2023
    I'm sorry to read this. My thoughts are with her family. She was a wonderful woman.
  10. Guest: Tyra | Heltonville in
    Date: May 1, 2023
    I love u momma miss u every minute of the day
  11. Guest: Charity Dotts | Bedford indiana
    Date: May 1, 2023
    My deepest condolences to the children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and Joe. Marilyn was the sweetest. She watched my children grow up and always had a smile. Fly high Marilyn!!!!
  12. Guest: Tony Tarr | Muncie Indiana
    Date: May 1, 2023
    She was a very woman rep.god bless your.
  13. Guest: Mary Lagle | Mitchell, IN
    Date: May 1, 2023
    Joe and Family, So very sorry, may the Lord give you comfort during this sad time. Gerry and Pauline Lagle
  14. Guest: Susan Hall | Bedford Indiana
    Date: May 1, 2023
    Megan was sorry to hear of your Mothers passing lifting you and your family in prayer .
  15. Guest: Sheila Tipton | Bedford Indiana
    Date: May 1, 2023
    We was cousins and really thought a lot of her she will be missed
  16. Guest: Jessica Dotts | Mitchell indiana
    Date: May 1, 2023
    Well Marilyn Jean sure wasn't ready for this day!! You have always been there for me no matter what it was . We have been bingo partners, private eyes and therapist for sure lol I am for sure going to miss you with all my heart!!! Jeremy says my mom is the rain and you are the sunshine and I sure know you have been my sunshine on many dark days .. I love you and miss you deeply already
  17. Guest: Bobbetta (white) Robertson | Mitchell IN
    Date: May 1, 2023
    Grew up with her and played bingo together