Marilyn Hofacre George
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Marilyn Hofacre George, 87, passed away March 13, 2021, at Amita Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.
She was born in 1934 in Massillon, Ohio, to Nina Paulson and Adam LeRoy Hofacre. Marilyn excelled in music and became a proud member of the famous Massillon Tigers High School Marching Band. She attended the University of Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, where she met her future husband, Chuck George on a blind date. Marilyn and Chuck were blessed with three children, Chipper, Shelley and Bruce, and raised their family in Clarendon Hills.
Music was Marilyn's passion her entire life. Her early career began as an elementary music teacher, where she recalled that all the students wanted to hear was "You Ain't Nothin' But a Hound Dog." She taught private piano and voice lessons and ultimately devoted herself to the Hinsdale United Methodist Church and its youth and adult choirs for 11 years. Marilyn took great pride in the many programs she helped plan and perform, including the memorable HUMC Madrigal Dinners. She was a member of the Sigma Alpha Iota Musical Sorority, Hinsdale JC Chapter of PEO and HUMC Lydia Circle.
Marilyn and Chuck were avid world travelers, amassing an impressive collection of photo albums of their trips. Marilyn was a beloved wife, mother, devoted grandmother and loyal friend. She was known for her generous nature, warm hospitality and always whistling a happy tune.
Marilyn is survived by her husband, Chuck; her children, Chip (Sandy) George, Shelley (Matt) Jones and Bruce (Beth) George; her grandchildren, Chris (Alexandra), Ben, Emily, Teddy (Sarah), Sam (Maria), Charlie (Lucy), Taggert (Elise) and Brent; and her great-grandchild, Cameron.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Hinsdale Methodist Church Choir Music Program, 945 S. Garfield Ave., Hinsdale, IL 60521.
Adolf Funeral Home in Willowbrook handled the arrangements.