She was born on November 7, 1932 near Clear Springs, Missouri, the daughter of Ray and May (Swecker) McCallister.
Marilyn was united in marriage to James Livingston on April 16, 1951 and to this union four children were born, James Donald, Anita, Roger and David. She was a lifelong resident of Cabool and Texas County. She was a loving mother, wife and grandmother. She was very dedicated and active in church, serving as the pianist, choir director, Sunday school teacher and anything else that was asked of her or needed. Marilyn enjoyed taking walks, bowling and spending time with family and friends.
Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, James Livingston; a son, Roger; and a brother, Jim McCallister.
She is survived by three children, James Donald Livingston and wife Bonnie of Beckley, West Virginia,
Anita Homer and husband Larry of Greenwood, Indiana, and David Livingston and wife Kim of Kansas City, Missouri; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two brothers, Don McCallister of Excelsior Springs, Missouri, and Jerry McCallister of Odessa, Missouri; as well as numerous other relatives and friends.
Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, May 25, 2012, at South Street Church of God in Mtn. Grove, Missouri, with Alva Tilman officiating. Pallbearers are James Donald Livingston, David Livingston, Larry Homer, James D. Livingston, Jr., Michael Homer and Christopher Livingston. Interment will be in Clear Springs Cemetery under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool.
Online condolences may be made at www.egcfuneralhome.com.