Services: 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, at Dunnegan Bible Baptist Church, in Dunnegan.

Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4, at Butler Funeral Home, Humansville.

Marilyn Joyce Sagar, 88, passed away Monday, Dec. 31, 2018, at Parkview Healthcare Facility in Bolivar.

Marilyn was born Jan. 18, 1930, in Centerburg, Ohio, to Eunice Elizabeth Beard and Charles Lodge Stout. Then in high school, she moved with her family to Phoenix, Arizona, where she graduated from Glendale High in 1948.

On June 26 of that year, she married her brother's best friend, Charles Edward Sagar. The newlyweds had a brief stint in Oregon “cowboying” but spent most of their early married years in Arizona. They eventually went back to Ohio where both had been born, farming and keeping a dairy for many years.

Marilyn bore five children and worked with Charles in all the responsibilities of keeping a farm and home. She loved gardening and perfecting her skills in raising vegetables and flowers.

In 1972, they moved to Minnesota where they again dairied. ln 1975, they relocated once again to Dunnegan, and this became their permanent home. The couple built a custom berm house, and Marilyn spent every summer “taming the woods” — creating beautiful gardens.

She became an active member of Dunnegan Baptist Bible Church, considering it her second home. She spent many years there teaching Sunday school and singing in the choir.

As the years went by, Marilyn and Charles enjoyed traveling together, practicing their hobbies, visiting family and friends and welcoming many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Marilyn was a watercolor artist and a member of the Polk County Art Association from 1989 to 2007. She took her work to many shows and enjoyed the camaraderie of fellow artists.

Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, James Stout and Terrv Stout; and her husband, Charles.

She is survived by her five children, Edward and Donna Sagar of Osceola, Roger and Jane Sagar of Cardington, Ohio; Bryan  and Cindy Sagar of Dunnegan, Angela Sagar and Elaine and Wade Andersen, both of Newcastle, Wyoming, and her many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-greats.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4, at Butler Funeral Home, Humansville.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, at Dunnegan Bible Baptist Church, in Dunnegan. Burial will follow at Dunnegan Cemetery, Dunnegan.

A memorial has been established to the church.

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