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Marilyn Shinn

January 22, 1934 — April 29, 2024

Broken Bow, NE

Marilyn Roberta (Talbot) Shinn

January 22, 1934-April 29, 2024

Broken Bow, NE

Marilyn passed away on April 29, 2024, at the age of 90, at Brookstone View in Broken Bow, Nebraska, surrounded by members of her family.

Marilyn was born January 22, 1934, in Broken Bow, Nebraska to Orin H. and Bertini (Joyner) Talbot. She grew up with three brothers: Charles, Tom, and Ted. Upon Graduation from Broken Bow High School in 1952 (she was voted by her class as “most likely to win the Indianapolis 500”), Marilyn attended the Colorado Women’s College in Denver Colorado and then finished her schooling at the University of Nebraska where she was a member of the Chi Omega Sorority. Marilyn taught in the Broken Bow School system for one year before getting married and moving to the Sandhills.

It was on a blind date that Marilyn met the love of her life, Richard F. Shinn. They were married on September 3, 1955, and to that union four boys were born who enjoyed growing up in the Sandhills along the Middle Loup River. She worked side-by-side with Richard in growing their business, Shinn Turkeys, Inc. She was also a great sport and hung right in there with the adventurous boys who never failed to keep her life “interesting.” Her patience was plentiful and so were the stories of their escapades. She should have authored a book.

Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents Orin and Bertini (Joyner) Talbot, brother Charles Talbot, brother Thomas Talbot, great-grandson Marlowe Shinn and several angel great grandbabies.

She is survived by: Husband-Richard Shinn of Broken Bow; Children-Douglas Shinn (Ann Marie) of Dunning, Michael Shinn (Brenda) of Kearney, Bruce Shinn (Noreen) of Sterling, Virginia, and Bradley Shinn (Julie) of Broken Bow; Grandchildren-Mary Roxbury (Tyler) of Lincoln, Andrew Shinn (Donnita Jimmis) of Dunning, Riley Weir (Drew) of Kearney, Nolan Shinn (Katherine) of Kearney, Jordan Shinn (Whitney) of Gretna,  Bethany Micek (Nelson) of Lincoln, Christina Mendyk (Kyle) of Lincoln, Grant Longoria-Shinn (Felipe) of Lincoln; 19 great-grandchildren; Brother-Ted Talbot (Debbie) of Valrico, FL; Sister-In-Law Mary Virginia Talbot of Omaha; Niece-Erin Branca (Dan) of Lithia, FL; Nephews-Craig Smith of  Santa Barbara, CA, and Jim Smith of Colorado Springs, CO.

Marilyn enjoyed taking part in grandchildren’s activities, visiting, gardening, art, playing the piano, and nature.

Memorials in memory of Marilyn are suggested to the Blaine County Area Community Foundation Fund, or the Custer County Foundation.

Services for Marilyn will be held later to be decided by the family.

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