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Marilyn LaFurn Royalty

July 18, 1936 ~ May 12, 2018 (age 81)

MARILYN LaFURN ROYALTY, age 81 of Cement City, died May 12, 2018, at home.  She was born July 18, 1936 in Clayton, MI the daughter of Alvin and Vera (Bump) Ellis.  Oon September 14, 1953 she married Robert Royalty in Clayton, MI. He survives.  In addition to her husband Robert, Marilyn is survived by, two daughters, Kathy (Timothy) Terhune of South Carolina and Karen (Steven) Guernsey of Cement City; 9 grandchildren, Keith (Shelly) Trehune, Tabitha Terhune, Tiffany Terhune, Stephanie (Michael) Metz, Tracy Guernsey (Jimmie Porter), Kenny Royalty, Danny Royalty, Melissa Anderson, and James Royalty, 11 great grandchildren; 2 sisters, Wava Bronus and Nelita Welch.  She was preceded in death by a son Gary Royalty, 2 sisters, Lillavelle Goodlock and Wretha Ellis (in infancy), brother, Sheril Ellis and parents.  Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday May 16, 2018 at J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, 2959 N. Adrian, MI with Pastor Keith Terhune officiating.  Interment will follow at Cement City Baptist Church Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM Tuesday May 15, 2018, at J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Adrian, MI.  Condolences may be offered online at

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