Marilyn was the Bat Girl for the Peoria Redwings. We are sorry we do not know the year or years. If anyone can give us this information, please contact us.
Marilyn J. Shambaugh, 72, of Peoria, formerly of East Peoria, died at 5:10 a.m. on Monday, April 10, 2006, at Methodist Medical Center.
She was born Nov. 11, 1933, in Peoria, the daughter of Carl and Ruth Funderberg Akin, who preceded her in death. She married Daniel M. Shambaugh on Jan. 28, 1956, in Peoria. He survives.
She is also survived by three sons, one brother, and eight grandchildren.
She worked as lunch room manager for over 20 years for District 150 at Franklin School.
She graduated from East Peoria High School in 1951 and was a member of The Club. She had also been a bat girl for the Peoria Red Wings.
Services were held at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 14, 2006, at Deiters Funeral Home, 444 E. Washington St., East Peoria, with Rev. Linda Foreman officiating. Burial was private at Spring Bay Cemetery.
Author: The Peoria (IL) Journal Star
Contributed By: Helen Nordquist
Copyright: The Peoria (IL) Journal Star, April 12, 2006