Marilyn Jean Tellers

May 5, 1923 - September 14, 2020



Marilyn Jean Tellers

Marilyn Jean (Comer) Tellers, age 97 was born on May 5, 1923 and died September 14, 2020, of complications from a fall.  She was from East Bethel, formerly of Crystal, MN and Cumming, GA.

Preceded in death by husband Sylvester (Wes) 1969, Step-son Gerald, 2 granddaughters, sister Joyce Elliott and 3 brothers, Thomas, Lawrence, and Michael Comer, Parents Thomas and Margaret Comer.

Survived by daughters Lynne (Robert) Bankes; Pamela (Donald) Malinzak , Step-daughter Joan E. Nilson, step daughter-in-law Cherri Tellers; Grandchildren Brynne and Brendan Bankes; Calyn (Jared) Waggoner and Devyn Malinzak; Jody, Douglas, Mitchel Wyse and Nancy Nilson Gilbert (Mark); Deanna Tellers, and 4 great- grandchildren; sister Eileen Costello and sister-in-law Jan Comer Lynn (Darryl), many cherished nieces and nephews and her daughters’ friends who called her Mom!

Marilyn was born in Minneapolis, the second of six children.  She attended Basilica of St. Mary through 8th grade and St. Margaret’s Academy and Washburn High School.  She graduated from St. Margaret’s in 1941.  Marilyn was a legal secretary and public servant retiring from the City of New Hope. Her greatest joy was her children and grandchildren.  She loved unconditionally and her generosity and giving spirit was evident daily. After her retirement Marilyn became a “Nanny Granny in residence” for Calyn and Devyn in Georgia for 9 years and Brynne and Brendan in East Bethel for 14 years.

Marilyn loved playing cards and was an accomplished Bridge Player. She traveled the world, visiting her family’s homeland of Ireland several times.  She always celebrated St. Patrick’s Day as a national holiday wishing everyone the “luck of the Irish” while wearing her leprechaun inspired outfits. She was the family historian. She never missed a crossword puzzle, Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune or Blue Bloods episode.  The Hallmark Channel was on year-round so she could celebrate love stories and romance.  Marilyn loved to read.  From a small child she was rarely seen without a book in her hand, many times more than one. She instilled a love of learning in her daughters and grandchildren and knew how to make games and stories a learning adventure.  She always wished she would have been a teacher or nurse.  We all knew in her heart, she was both. Marilyn was a believer in Jesus Christ, the Catholic faith, and with His grace, accepted life as it happened, finding joy throughout and spreading her joy to all others.

She will be truly missed!

Mass of Christian Burial

Monday, June 14, 2021 at 11:00 a.m.

Visitation and Rosary at 10:00 a.m.


O Loving Father and Savior, send your angels to carry the soul of your servant from this earth to the heavenly place of eternal and everlasting life. Let family and friends who have passed before in faith be reunited in joy with the departed. Forgive any wrongs that have been committed and welcome this beloved spirit into the warm embrace of your unending peace. Amen.