Marlene C. Book, 85, of Urbana passed away on Wednesday, April 26, 2023 at her residence.
Marlene was born in 1937 in Chicago to parents George and Rosella Brinkman. She married Larry A. Book in 1956.
Marlene is survived by her children Gayle Silvers and Tom Book (Ruth), of Urbana; her grandchildren Rory Book of Urbana; Wesley Tyler Book (Ashley) of Seymour; Marshall Daley (Andrea) of Dunedin, FL; Alan Daley (Ashley) of WV; Lynn Book of Atlanta, GA; Laura Book (Esfandiar) of Santa Monica, CA; and her great grandchildren Donya and Amelia. Her sister Georgia Adams of Flagstaff, AZ, daughter in law Kim Book, step grandchildren David McClain and Missy McClain (Chris) of Thomasboro and step great-grandchildren Amelia and Autumn also survive her. Preceding Marlene in death are her husband Larry and her son Wesley.
Marlene graduated with honors from the University of Illinois Graduate School of Library Science in 1973. She served as Librarian and taught in the Fisher, Illinois public schools for many years. After retirement, she volunteered at Wiley Elementary School for a long time.
Marlene enjoyed cooking and was very interested in history. She was fond of dogs, including dog training and shows, and dogs were always an important part of her life.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to The Urbana Free Library.
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