September 25, 1923-February 3, 2018

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Marilynn Jean Speer, 94, of Jacksonville, Florida, formerly of Davenport passed away Saturday, February 3, 2018, in Jacksonville. Visitation will be held on Friday, February 9, 2018 from 5-7 p.m. at the Runge Mortuary, Davenport. Funeral services will be noon Saturday, February 10, 2018, at the Runge Mortuary Chapel. Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, Davenport, or the Susan G. Komen Cancer Foundation. Online condolences may be expressed at

She was born September 25, 1923, in Davenport, a daughter of Raymond and Margaret (Kauffman) Schellhorn. She was united in marriage to Edward J. Speer on July 31, 1943, in Davenport. He passed away January 1, 2003.

She was a selfless wife and mother who always put her family first and had a passion for travel.

She is survived by son, Edward (Monique) Speer, Odell, Ill.; daughter, Margaret (Dana) Curtin, Jacksonville, Fla.; grandchildren, Megan (Nate) Reynolds, Alison Lambdin, and three great-grandchildren, all of Jacksonville, Fla.; two step-grandchildren and five step- great grandchildren, all of Houston, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her parents and loving husband.