Marilyn Ruth Becker, 75, beloved wife of Thomas Becker, of Pottstown and Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania, passed away into God’s Glory at home on Monday evening June 21.  She was born in St. Louis, Missouri, daughter of the late Ruth and Sherman Merkel, attended St. Louis schools and was a graduate of Washington University (St. Louis) with a degree in Music Education and English.

Marilyn is grandparent of Alicia, Jeremy and Ryan Cairns of Spring City, PA; Bradley (Chicago) and Jessica Jeanblanc (St. Louis); of Taylor and Jonathan Becker, (Ephrata, PA) and Daniel Becker (Portland, OR).  Marilyn is survived by husband Thomas Becker of Pottstown, brother John Merkel of Virginia, and children David Becker of St. Louis, Barbara Cairns of Spring City, PA, Stephen Becker of Ephrata, PA, and Paul Becker of Stowe, PA.

Marilyn conducted a widespread music ministry playing piano for adult and junior choirs at Drexel Hill Baptist Church, Bethany Presbyterian Church Drexel Hill, and First Presbyterian Church of Pottstown as current member.  She was secretary of the Church of the Good Shepherd, privately tutored hundreds of young people teaching them piano and making them part of her life and was substitute pianist in churches throughout suburban Philadelphia.  Her amazing memory encouraged skills in people networking and relationships.  We will always love you and remember you for your selfless giving to friends and family alike.

A Memorial Service will be held at First Presbyterian Church of Pottstown, 750 N. Evans St., Pottstown, PA 19464 on Saturday July 24 at 10:30am for friends and relatives.  Burial in the Peace Garden beside the church will take place at a later date. 

In lieu of flowers, a donation in Marilyn’s name may be made to the Visiting Nurses Association of Pottstown and Vicinity, 1963 E. High St., Pottstown, PA or the First Presbyterian Church at the address above.

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