Marilyn Jean Robbins of Lancaster died at home on July 12, 2022, surrounded by her children. She was born in Grand Rapids, MI to the late Leland R. Ferguson and Edna W. Carter.

Marilyn was a talented costume designer and skilled seamstress for the Millersville Costume Shop who loved fashion and sewed her own clothes. When she wasn’t creating drawings, Marilyn liked to spend her time gardening outside, growing beautiful flowers. She was also an avid golfer and skier as well as a hand model and participated in many beauty pageants. She liked to dance and read. Due to her love of antiques, she was a strong supporter of historic preservation and was also a member of Lancaster Elks Lodge #134.

She has donated her time to many organizations including Water Street Mission, The Iris Club, Questers and The Elks club. Being a woman of faith, she willingly volunteered her time within her church/community. Marilyn was a loving mother who cherished her friends and family.

Marilyn is survived by her children: Lynn M. McDonough (wife of Larry) of Mars, PA, Jeffrey W. Robbins of Lancaster, PA, and Jill S. Young (wife of William) of San Antonio, TX.; three grandchildren; Kelsey L. McDonough, Reed G. McDonough, and Colton M. Trego; and a great-granddaughter, Rhiannon M. Trego.

Besides her parents, Marilyn is preceded in death by her brother, Robert Ferguson.

In honor of Marilyn, please leave your sadness at the door and come wearing beautiful bright colors to celebrate her life on Saturday, July 30, 2022 at Charles F. Snyder, Jr. Funeral Home, 3110 Lititz Pike, Lititz, PA at 3:00 p.m. h. A visit will take place one hour before the celebration.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lancaster Elks Lodge #134, 219 N Duke St., Lancaster, PA 17602; the Questers, 210 Quince St., Philadelphia, PA 19107, or A Living Tribute at

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