Ely, Marilyn Mae 2/26/1930 - 1/12/2023 Vicksburg Marilyn M. Ely (Carns), 92, of Vicksburg, passed away January, 12. Marilyn was born February 26, 1930 in Allegan, the daughter of the late James LeRoy (Roy) and Bertha (Wilson) Carns. Marilyn graduated from Bronson School of Nursing in 1951. Marilyn was preceded in death by her husband Thomas of 64 years. She is survived by her 4 children; Carol (Tom) Johnston, Tom Ely, Beth (Pete) Dever, Lisa (Denny) Ritchie; 12 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren, sister Irene Waanders, brother Sidney (Mary Ann) Carns and several nieces and nephews. In accordance with her wishes cremation has taken place. Memorial contributions may be directed to a charity of the donor's choice. Celebration of Life at a later date. Avink Funeral Home Schoolcraft, MI. www.avinkcremation.com.