Marilyn Gayle Dreyer

Marilyn Gayle Dreyer (née Arwood) passed away on January 8, 2021, in Joplin, Missouri. She was born September 30, 1936, in Mena, Arkansas. She graduated from Mena High School in 1954. After graduation, she and her mother followed her father who was serving in the Army in Europe, and she attended finishing school in Lausanne, Switzerland. She returned to Arkansas to obtain her B.S. in Education degree at the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville. She later obtained a master’s degree in education at Lindenwood College in St. Charles, Missouri.

After finishing college at the University of Arkansas, she moved to Warrenton, Missouri, and began a thirty-year teaching career at Warrenton Schools. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma.

In 1961, she married Robert F. Dreyer. Together they had two children, Kimberly and Mark. Her children remember her as being loving, supportive, and an advocate of education.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lt. Col. (ret.) Francis Marion Arwood Jr. and Estella Mae “Bobbye” Arwood (née Wann) of Mena, Arkansas, and her son-in-law, Robert Dickerson. She is survived by her children, Kimberly Dreyer Dickerson, Kansas City, Missouri, and Mark (wife Shelly) Dreyer of Carl Junction, Missouri, and grandchildren Katherine Dickerson, Carolyn Dickerson, and Marley Dreyer.

Marilyn was an avid reader and an active member of the Retired Teachers’ Association of Warrenton, Missouri. She loved playing cards and weekend trips with friends. She was a member of Friedens United Church of Christ in Warrenton and sang for many years in the choir.

Visitation will be at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 16, 2021, at Friedens United Church of Christ located at 313 E. Main Street, Warrenton, Missouri. A Celebration of Life will follow at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Daniel Boone Elementary School Library or Rebecca Boone Elementary School library. Checks to be made out to Warren County RIII Schools and mailed to 385 West Veterans Memorial Drive, Warrenton, Missouri 63383.



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