Marilyn Vivian Stoner passed away peacefully in her sleep on Wednesday, October 11, 2023.
Marilyn was born on February 23, 1952 to then LT. Robert Hooker and wife Gertrude in Frankfurt, Germany. As a self-described Army Brat, Marilyn lived in many different states all over the US after moving away from Germany.
In 1970, Marilyn met William Stoner on an airplane flying out of Baltimore, MD to Providence, RI. They married a year later. Marilyn and William went on to have two children, William (Bill) and Raechael.
Marilyn’s immense love and loyalty to friends and family were shown time and time again through her generosity. She helped anyone who needed it, without question or judgment.
Marilyn was abundantly talented. One of her lifelong passions was her work showing and breeding Cocker Spaniels. Through her work, she made many close friends from all over the world. In addition to her experience with dogs, she possessed many talents in the arts, publishing a children’s book, creating watercolor paintings, and making chainsaw carvings out of tree trunks from local fallen trees.
She had a knack for anything with a creative flair. Amongst family, she was most famous for her cooking. Her food was always homemade with love, and authentic to its roots. If you ask her children, they will tell you that REAL German potato salad is served hot and REAL Red Velvet cake does not contain cream cheese.
Marilyn was predeceased by her parents, Col. Robert W. Hooker, USA, Retired and Gertrude Hooker.
She is survived by her husband, William Stoner; son, William Stoner, II and wife, Lisa Stoner, and their children, Grace and Natalie Stoner; daughter, Raechael Remsburg and husband, James Remsburg, and her step-granddaughter Madalyn Remsburg; sister, Teresa Patton and husband, Allan; brother, LT. Col. Robert Hooker, USA, Retired, and wife Lisa, and brother, John Hooker and wife, Christine; and many nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 21, 2023 with Rev. Tim May officiating. Friends and family are invited to the viewing beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be held at Mountain View Cemetery in Sharpsburg.
Family asks that in lieu of flowers, a gift be made to Hospice of Washington County for Doey's House.