SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Marylee York, 80, of Springfield, Missouri, passed away Dec. 28, 2019, after a brief illness.
She was born Jan. 21, 1939, to Ora and Mona (Clevenger) Jacobs in Montana, Kansas. She attended elementary school in Montana and graduated from Labette County Community High School in Altamont.
Marylee married Carter Carlton of Oswego. They later divorced. She married Carl Wayne York of Columbus. They later divorced.
She worked for the Oswego Independent Observer newspaper for many years. She later worked for MD Publications Inc. in Springfield, Missouri, as the circulation manager until she retired.
Marylee always worked very hard as a single mother to provide for her family. She deeply loved her family and helped them in any way she could. Marylee was an animal lover and enjoyed art, music, traveling, sewing, knitting, reading and gardening. She was an avid fan of sudoku and crossword puzzles.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Walter Jacobs; and two sisters, Neva Holden and Carol Langsford.
She is survived by her children, Mark Carlton of Collinsville, Oklahoma, Sharon York, Dora Huskey and Bryan York, all of Springfield, Missouri; four grandchildren, Amber Stotler, Claire York, Krysta Sartain and Dori York; seven great-grandchildren; and a sister, Betty Brown of Springfield, Missouri.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date, and she will rest with her parents at Mitchell Cemetery near Montana, Kansas. Holden Cremation and Funeral Service in Sparta, Missouri, is in charge of arrangements.