of Clarksville, AR
October 18, 1944 - May 16, 2022
Marilyn Sue Trone passed away on May 16, 2022 at 77, surrounded by family after succumbing to a sudden heart condition. Marilyn was a devoted wife, caring mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She was born to Herman (Snapper) and Margaret Houston on October 18, 1944. Marilyn spent almost her entire life in Clarksville, Arkansas in close proximity to her siblings, Ann Williams and Herman Houston and her many nieces and nephews who survive her. Marilyn is also survived by the love of her life, James (Jim) Trone, who she met at the College of the Ozarks during freshman orientation. Marilyn and Jim would have celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary the same week of her passing. When Jim faced health issues, Marilyn led the charge in his care. Throughout every hospital visit, you would find her at his side holding his hand, coaxing a smile out of him and learning what needed to be done to nurse him back to health. Their love is admired far and wide by all that witnessed and heard their story. She is also survived by her two sons, James and Jared Trone, Jared's wife Miquela Campos-Trone and her granddaughter, Saylor Trone. Every visit, the boys could count on Marilyn and Jim waving goodbye from the driveway as she wiped a tear or two away. She cherished time spent with family. Anyone who stopped by to visit Marilyn and Jim would likely find her bent over in laughter with her family and friends. Marilyn delighted in the colorful flowers, sunsets and sunrises that surrounded her home in the Arkansas River Valley. She would call Jim to her side to look out the window to see a rainbow after a storm, the new calves in the spring, butterflies in the summer and geese and ducks on the pond out back in the fall. To see the world through her eyes brought a smile to so many. Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 19, 2022 from 5-7 PM at Roller-Cox Funeral Home.Please join us in honoring Marilyn's life at her funeral service on May 20, 2022, 2 PM at Roller-Cox Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Woodland Community Center or Needy Paws animal shelter.Funeral arrangements under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home, online guestbook available at www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/clarksville
Heaven gained a true angel...Marilyn blessed countless people with her smile, her love and compassion for others...and her deep devotion to her Jim. It was an honor to have her as a special friend beginning in junior high school. She leaves a great family including Ann and Hermon Jr. I have many great memories!!!!
So sorry for the family’s loss. Prayers to our Heavenly Father for strength during this time of need. I will miss Marilyn’s beautiful scenery pics. One of my best memories is when Marilyn, Ann , and I went to War Eagle! I wouldn’t trade for that trip!
Jared and family,I’m so sorry for your loss. Your mother was such a sweet lady. Your home was always inviting and warm. I was just remembering the other day when you guys used to win the prize from The Graphic for the nicest lawn in town! I pray you all find peace in this difficult time. God bless you, bro!
Jim, James and Jerod, Lance and I are so sorry for your loss. Marilyn will be greatly missed. We loved seeing you guys at the casino and visiting with you both. Lance fondly remembers times at DHS working with Marilyn, Brenda and Nell. If we can do anything for you, please don't hesitate to call.
Jared, Our thoughts are with your family during this difficult time. I enjoyed speaking with your mom online.
Uncle Jim we are all so sorry to hear about Marilyn's passing! Just know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers! Love you!
So sorry to hear of your loss. I loved shopping in her dress shop in Clarksville. She was always so kind and patient there. I would see her out with Jim and seen the care she gave him. My prayers are with Herman and the family. May God see you through this.
Marilyn's endearing personality and magnetic smile has always been with her, even as a young girl growing up next door to my family. Her devotion to Jim, family, and friends was to be admired, as well as modeled. Shopping at Marilyn's tastefully stocked dress shop with my mother and sisters was always a "must" when I lived out west and came home on visits. I'm sure, more time was spent laughing and reminiscing with Marilyn and Ann than we spent money. Marilyn was a true friend to all, true in her convictions, and her faith. She will be deeply missed. To all family members, do know that warm thoughts, prayers and heartfelt sympathy are with you.
Jared & family, So sorry for your loss. Your mother always had a smile. May God's peace that passes understanding be with you.
So many wonderful memories of traveling with my parents and brother to visit, and being harassed by all of my boy cousins! Aunt Marilyn was a lovely lady and she will be missed.
We have lost another classmate, a very, very special lady. Marilyn was one of the best, her love for Jim and her family proves that. My heart goes out to all the family, especially Jim!! Prayers for all of you! Heaven gained another angel!!❤❤
The most beautiful obituary for a very special lady...what a legacy! Everyone loved Marilyn! Our hearts are broken for her family. Our thoughts and prayers are with each of them.
Jared, I’m so truly sorry for you and your family’s loss. May God Bless You All.
I was so sorry to hear about Marilyn,we spent a lot of time talking and laughing about what was going on in the world and our opinion of the others.She will be missed.I look forward to seeing you on the other side, my friend.
So sorry to hear of the passing of Sweet Marilyn, our thoughts and prayers for the family. She will truly be missed.
I have never known a kinder lady. Always had a smile & a laugh for you. I admired the love she had for Jim. Heaven is brighter now. I am praying for the family. I will always treasure my time spent with Marilyn. Until we meet again my sweet friend...I love you Big!!🌷🌹⚘🌼💐🌸🌅🌄
I came to know Marilyn through our work at DHS. She was one of the kindest people, ALWAYS with a smile! She and I also enjoyed buying and selling jewelry together I’m thankful to have known her and Jim I have enjoyed all her beautiful pictures on FB in the last few years Prayers for her family in the loss of this sweet lady.
So sorry for your loss. Moms are special and feel blessed that God gave you these many years to love and cherish her.
All our condolences to the family.Our hearts are so sad to here of her passing. She was a beautiful person. We were so glad to have known her.
She made the world brighter. My guess that she will find a way to continue to do that…..
We are sorry for everyone's loss. Marilyn was an amazing person and a friend to all. She will be greatly missed!
This hurts my heart , I became friends with Marilyn and her sister through her beautiful dress shop. Then remained friends through Facebook. So sorry for your loss. She was a special lady who loved her family fiercely. RIP my friend!! , Candy from Ozark
Our deepest condolences to the Trone family as you go through this difficult week and beyond. May God aid you in your grief and may good memories and laughter help you heal. Love, John and Connie
so sorry about marlyn death love frances frederick zolliecoffer
Jared, I'm so sorry for your family's loss. It breaks my heart to know the pain you and your family are enduring. Prayers you find some comfort. Crystal Campbell Sanders
She was such a sweet lady. Prayers for the family.
So very sorry for your loss. A bright light will be added to those who've gone before. I'll miss her posting her beautiful pictures; I never saw her w/o a smile. She will be sorely missed.
Such a sweet lady. She will be missed by many. Hugs and prayers for all the family.
She always had a smile and a laugh for everyone. Prayers for the family during this time. Love to all.
Anyone who knew Marilyn had to admire her love and devotion to her family, especially to her husband Jim. Her presance is a loss in so many ways. God Bless and comfort them
One of the kindest ladies I met in my lifetime. I think that was just being a Houston. I worked in her home and at her store over the years doing one thing and another. I will miss he. Prayers for the family that they will have God's peace at this time. We will meet her again.
Marilyn always had a smile on her face and was such a joy to visit!!
One of the kindest most precious women I ever met. My condolences to her family.
You were a dear lady to one and all! I enjoyed your awesome pictures on Facebook! I am so sorry Herman and Ann,the family is in our prayers
So sorry for your loss. Marilyn will surely be missed. My prayers are with you and your family.
I deeply sorry for your loss, to the Trone and Houston Families. Anyone who knew or met her, was touched by her loving personality. Marilyn was a beautiful caring person, inside and out.
Mom and I send out love and prayers during your time of loss. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
I am so sorry for your Loss of a Dear Sister. Herman & Ann God Bless you and all the Family. What a Precious Lady, never to be forgotten. Hugs, Prayers and Love for you all. Diana Farris Howell
Herman and Ann I am so deeply sorry for your lost. I know your life will not be the same without your sister. I am praying for your families.