MARION IRENE (HASTINGS) HANLIN, Walloon Lake, MI, formerly of Millington

Passed away peacefully at the Hospice of Palm Beach County with her family at her side, at the age of 73. Marion was born in Detroit on Sept. 18, 1936 to Shirley and Ruth (McIntyre) Hastings. After meeting at North Lake where Marion’s family had a summer cottage, she married Jerry W. Hanlin on Feb. 16, 1957. Jerry brought Marion to Millington where they raised their four sons and operated the family business, Hanlin Funeral Home. Marion retired in 1996 from teaching adult education in Flint for 15 years. Marion, her parents and sister were founding members of St. James Presbyterian Church in Detroit. Marion graduated from Denby High School in Detroit and attended Western Michigan University before her marriage. She later returned to Central Michigan University and received her teaching degree in 1981. While in Millington, Marion was active in the Millington Woman’s Club as former president and state delegate, where along with her sister-in-law, Ardith Hanlin, she and other Woman’s Club members were instrumental in sponsoring a charter for the Millington Junior Woman’s Club which is still active today. Marion was instrumental in the success of the Millington Athletic Boosters Club. Along with Jerry, she was a founding member of the original Millington Chamber of Commerce and was responsible for the first Christmas decorations for the village. With Beverly Chapin, she organized the Millington Cooperative Pre-School in the late 1960s. Marion was a former member of the Vassar Golf and Country Club, the Petoskey Garden Club, the Walloon Lake Country Club, officer of the Colonial Club Association in Florida, where she worked to restore their Florida home after the hurricane of 2005. Marion took special pride in her work with the Woman’s Circle of Boynton Beach, where she organized fund-raisers and helped educate Haitian Immigrant Women to better their lives for themselves and their children. When she and Jerry retired, they split the year between the family cottage at Walloon Lake and their winter home in Boynton Beach, FL. Marion leaves to cherish her memory her husband of 53 years, Jerry; four sons, Jeff Hanlin and David Lincoln, Bill and Tami Hanlin, Jerry Hanlin and Brenda Green and Jim Hanlin; grandchildren, Spencer and Madeline Hanlin; beloved little friend, Hunter Lincoln; niece, Rhea Vezmar; nephew, Tom Morgan; close cousins, Lavina Pryzbylski, Wally Ross, Betsy Ross and families, including Betsy and Mike Carlen and their daughters, Jamie and Megan. Marion was also especially proud of her Hanlin nieces, Melissa, Stephanie and Amy. Friends may call at Hanlin Funeral Home in Millington where the family will receive friends on Friday from 2-8 p.m. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 8 at Hanlin Funeral Home, with burial to follow in Millington Twp. Cemetery. Rev. John Becker will deliver the funeral message and closing prayers. Condolences and memories can be expressed online at hanlinfuneralhome.com