Marilyn Teale Gann, age 89, of Sun Lakes Arizona, passed away August 25, 2022, with family by her side. Marilyn was born the daughter of John and Hazel (Powlesland) Teale on January 31, 1933, in Gibsonburg, Ohio.
She graduated from Burnham High School in 1951 and began working as a bookkeeper for Toledo Edison. Upon moving to Kansas City Missouri, she worked at Kansas City Power and Light Company prior to co-founding Ayers and Variform Plastics, Inc. Marilyn moved to Lake Viking, Gallatin Missouri, and later worked at First National Bank in Gallatin before retiring. Marilyn and James W. Gann, of Gallatin, were married on March 15, 1980. They were married 40 years when he preceded her in death on September 17, 2020.
After both retired, they kept a winter home in Hobe Sound, Florida, coming back to Gallatin in the summers. Eventually, they sold their homes in Hobe Sound and Gallatin, and purchased a home in Sierra Vista, Arizona. They enjoyed their years in Sierra Vista, with the mountain views and cool weather. It was a special time for all when family and friends would visit. Marilyn and JW were ready for a road trip with their guests to share some of their favorite southern Arizona sites. Among those included Fort Huachuca, Bisbee and Tombstone. Marilyn enjoyed playing Bridge, crossword puzzles, reading and watching her favorite NFL and MLB teams, Arizona Cardinals and Kansas City Chiefs, and Arizona Diamond Backs and Kansas City Royals. Best of all she loved visits with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, whether by her side, on the phone or with modern video technology.
Preceding her in death were her husband, James W. Gann, her parents, sister Joanne Heller and granddaughter Stephanie Frost.
Survivors are children, Randall Ayers (Jody) of Edgerton, MO, Bruce Ayers (Deb) of Kansas City, MO, Terry Ayers (Kim) of Queen Creek, AZ, Steven Gann (Deby) of Gallatin MO, Judith Ann Gann of Kansas City, MO and Carlan Gann of Kansas City, MO. 13 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
Marilyn attended the Lutheran Church and was a life member of the Military Order of Purple Heart Auxiliary Chapter #572.
A cremation was held and no services are scheduled.