Marietta Preston

Born: Thursday, September 24, 1953
Passed: Monday, August 21, 2017

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Marietta Preston, 63, of Kirkland and formerly of Lanark, died on Monday, August 21, 2017 in Kishwaukee Hospital, DeKalb. She was born on September 24, 1953 in Astoria, Oregon to Kenneth and Mary Scott. She married E. Dent Preston on February 5, 1972. Marietta graduated from Lanark High School in 1971 and Northern Illinois University in 2004. She taught English at Kishwaukee Community College and was a Master Tutor at NIU. Marietta enjoyed meeting and talking to people. She was able to make them feel comfortable and they often shared their life stories. She loved history, feeding people, English and antiques. She liked nothing better than to snuggle up with a grandkid for movies and popcorn, lol even if you did have to explain the parts she slept through. Marietta worked hard all her life - the last few years were especially difficult due to her health limitations. She did her best to still support her grandchildren and attend their events. They provided joy and purpose for her and she provided unconditional support and a listening ear. She will be greatly missed.
Survivors include her husband, E. Dent Preston of Kirkland, IL; children and grandchildren, Scott & Dawn Preston, their kids: Drew, Shelbie, Kendall, and Rory of Lanark, IL; Anthony & Amanda Preston, their kids: Braydin, Lowden, and Sophie also of Lanark, IL; Andrea Preston of Baltimore, MD; siblings: Maureen Scott & Maureen Kincaid of Aurora, IL, Micheal Scott of Forreston, IL, Melissa Scott of Amory, MS, the late Glenn Scott; Aunt Glenda & Uncle Paul Finley and Aunt Mary Ellen Scott along with many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A memorial service to celebrate Marietta's life is being planned on September 24, 2017 in Lanark, IL.

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  1. Jennifer Stelling

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  2. Sue wiersema geisz gronner.

    I can't remember not knowing her. So sorry to hear this. My thoughts and prayers are with all the family.

  3. Deb Barklow Groom

    Mr condolences to and prayers for the Preston and Scott families. Marietta and I were classmates in Lanark. She was always kind and concerned for others and I was glad for her friendship through school. Marietta will always be loved and remembered.

  4. Cathy Thier

    I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers to each of you as you move forward with your lives without your wife, mother and grandmother. Just know that she will always be there for you in spirit as she was here on earth.

  5. Misty Smith

    I am so sorry for your loss, I remember her beautiful smile and how supportive she always was at sporting events she will be dearly missed

  6. Ron & Freddie Preston

    Dear Dent, Andrea, & Family, We are so very deeply sorry to learn of Marietta's passing. She was peach of a lady and we were so fortunate to know her and have you all in our lives. She brought joy and laughter to everyday of her life, even when she was suffering. We cannot imagine the depths of your sorrow. Again we are so sorry for your loss

  7. Ann & James Tucker

    My condolences to Dent and her family She was a wonderful person I enjoyed her very much. The memories you have will far outlast the pain you feel now. God bless you

  8. Charmaine Piane Dame

    I'm without words for your loss. Please know my prayers are with all of you.

  9. Trudy McElligott

    I'm so sad to read this. Marietta was such a kind, giving person. My daughters absolutely loved her. When my girls left for college she would always stop by my table at Steak n Shake to ask about them. Rest in peace sweet lady. I'm sure there's a whole crowd enjoying your stores in Heaven.

  10. Stacey McElligott-Schnupp

    I am so sorry to hear this. I absolutely loved working with her. It was one of the best summers of fun at Steak n Shake. She was absolutely hysterical, great memories!!

  11. Cindy Brantner Minnihan

    In the short time that I knew Marietta, I found her to be a very caring person. She had a big heart and loved the students she taught and her family.

  12. Janaan Mickey

    I am so sorry to learn of Marietta's passing. She and I worked together at NIU in the Athletics Department. I very much enjoyed the time we shared. Had some wonderful conversations. She will be missed. My deepest sympathies to her family and friends.

  13. Pat Rogers Briska

    My condolences to the Scott and Preston families.

  14. Jeneé Yeon

    My condolences, love and prayers to the family of Marietta. I am so very sorry.

  15. Laurie Nesemeier

    Marietta and I were classmates graduating from Lanark High School in 1971. I remember moving to Lanark to start 8th grade and Marietta was one of the first people I met and she remained a friend thru HS. She was always fun, upbeat, positive and one of the nicest people I knew. Her family was very lucky to have had her in their lives. She will be missed.

  16. Braydin Preston If anyone would like to donate for my Grandma's service that would the family out tremendously. Thank you

  17. June Smith

    So sorry to hear of your loss. She was a wonderful lady. I remember her always smiling. Also sorry to hear that you also lost your brother. Keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

  18. Marlin and Cathy Sweitzer

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you Dent and family.

  19. Jessica Stella

    I want to thank you for sharing such an amazing lady. She was truly one of a kind. When she talked about her family the smile she shared was amazing. Everything about her was amazing . Praying for you all through this time.

  20. Roger and Barb McDermott

    Dent and Family, So sorry to hear about Marietta. She was a beautiful person inside and out. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  21. Laurie Gay

    Loved talking to Marietta during lunch and in the mailroom at Kishwaukee College. She will be missed. Prayers to all her family.

  22. Denise Bakken

    Sorry for you loss Marretta was a great lady and friend prayers hugs kisses to her family

  23. Terry Goldsmith Fernandez

    I'm so sorry for the family's loss. I knew all the Scott family when we worked together at Lake Carroll in the 70's. I have fond memories of all of you!

  24. Deb Adolph

    Sorry for your loss. It's never easy loosing a loved one. God's blessings to each of you

  25. Glenalee brown

    So sorry to hear about it she was a great person she will be truly miss your in our prayers

  26. Glenalee brown

    So sorry to hear about it she was a great person she will be truly miss your in our prayers

  27. Cynthia Woessner

    Dent & family, I'm so sorry for your loss. Such an incredible lady, I have such wonderful memories of our days at beauty school, our time watching our girls play sports & just talks about life. She was an angel here on earth and will be your guardian angle forever ❤️

  28. Judd and Kay Peter

    So sorry for your loss. Your family is in our prayers.

  29. Diane Smith Bausman

    I am so sorry to hear about Marietta. Thoughts and prayers to Dent and her family & friends.

  30. Pastor Clair

    Seeing that Marrietta was born in Astoria raised another connection with this marvelous lady. Other than the last 18 years, Marcia and I have spent most of our lives in Oregon and Washington. Astoria is one of my favorite places on earth.

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