Marian Jennette Paul, 90, a long time LaMoille resident passed away May 8, in her Stone Mountain, Georgia home following a 5-year battle with cancer. Marian was born on October 11, 1925, in rural Marshall County to Harry and Grace Gile. She attended country school, graduated from Marshalltown High School in 1942, and MCC in 1979. On April 26, 1945, she married John Paul. They had six children together. She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, John Gile; sisters Margaret Meling, Veda Paul, Edna Bailey, Rosalie Bailey and Gladys Petrie.Left to cherish her memory are all six children living in Georgia, Mike (Janet) Paul, Pat Lanphier, Steve (Glenda) Paul, Doug Paul, Cindy (David) Reynolds and Jeff Paul; nine-grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; sister Alice Meckley, Prairie City; brother Webb Gile, Marshalltown, and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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  1. To the Marian Paul Family,

    I am deeply sorry to hear about the death of your mother. It is hard to think about LaMoille without thinking about your mom, your family and your connections to the community.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

  2. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I always remember all of the Paul family from LaMoille. Prayers go out to your entire family.

  3. So sorry to learn that your mom has passed. I understand she fought a courageous battle against cancer. It’s comforting to know she’s now at peace. Such great memories of all the old LaMoille friends!! We were so fortunate to have grown up in “our village”. All of you have my deepest sympathy in your loss.

  4. It was my pleasure to get to know Ms. Paul where I worked with her as her occupational therapist in inpatient rehab. Ms. Paul was a strong little lady who fought the hard fight. We shared many laughs and a few tears. Cindy, you were a devoted daughter and she adored you. Peace be with you, Ms. Paul.

  5. We Bryants and the Pauls interacted much back in the ’50s adn 60’s. Many memories! As I recall, they purchased milk from cows we dairy’d and apples from my Grandpa’s trees. Probably even bought honey from Gramp’s bee hives. Mom (Lois) and Marian chatted often – encouraging each other. Mike & I spent many an hour together, Steve helped on so many farm projects and I do remember him painting a lot. John would stop by from time to time when back from working the Alaskan pipeline. And Patty & I were stationed in Albany, GA at the same time but in different service branches. Mom taught piano to some in the Paul household and Marian visited my Folks on some of her trips back into LaMoille. Marian.. a hard-working woman, loyal and a stalwart to her kids. Such a loss to this earth and a major gain to the other side of Jordan.

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