Marilynne Imhoof

Marilynne Imhoof, 82, of Nashville, died at home Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015, following a lengthy illness.

Marilynne was born in Ridgeville in 1933 to Edison M. and Mildred Rust of Albany, Indiana, both now deceased. She attended Albany schools and later Ball State University. Prior to receiving a bachelor’s degree in history from Ball State, Marilynne studied singing and acting in Indiana and New York City.

After her marriage in 1956, she worked as a bookkeeper in Huntington, where her husband taught in the high school. Later, while living in New York City, she continued as a bookkeeper and took classes at Columbia University. Accompanying her husband to Afghanistan for his work at Kabul University, she taught English and worked as an instructional materials writer and editor. While living in Cairo, Egypt, she was a librarian at the American University in Cairo where she carried out cataloging for the non-English-language books. On return to the U.S. she worked as an editor at Congressional Information Service before a final overseas tour in Lesotho.

Upon retirement and moving to Nashville in 1991, she worked for several years at Touch of Silver. She continued her interest in acting during postings abroad with her husband, appearing often with community theaters in Afghanistan, Egypt and Lesotho. Marilynne was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church in Nashville.

Marilynne is survived by her husband, Maurice, and daughter, Erika Imhoof, both of Nashville; her sister, Judith Wagley of Muncie; cousins, nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by a son, Chad.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at noon Saturday, Dec. 19, at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 1008 McLary Road, with visitation at 11 a.m.

Memorial contributions can be made to St. Vincent de Paul Society.

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