The Commercial-News, Danville, IL


June 30, 2014

Marilyn A. (Huls) Britt

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — Marilyn A. (Huls) Britt, 82, of Terre Haute, Ind., passed away late Wednesday morning, June 25, 2014, in Union Hospital.

She was the co-owner of Britt Airways and also was president of Britt Farms.

Marilyn was born Dec. 17, 1931, in Royal, Ill., to Harm J. Huls and Bertha Franzen Huls.

Her husband, William C. Britt, preceded her in death on April 14, 2012.

Survivors include her four children and their spouses, Vickie and Douglas Miller of Indianola, Ill., Kenneth and Kathie Britt of Terre Haute, Daniel and Kimberly Britt of New York, N.Y., and James and Linda Britt of Noblesville, Ind.; a brother, Elvin Huls and his wife, Bernice, of Ogden, Ill.; a brother-in-law, Junior Duitsman of St. Joseph, Ill.; 10 grandchildren, Elizabeth Hawk and her husband, David, Amy Cornell and her husband, Matthew, Emilie Britt, Laura Britt, Amber Britt and her husband, Jeremy, Charles Britt, Westley Britt, Erin Britt, Connor Britt and Kelsey Britt; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She also was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Charlene Duitsman.

Marilyn was a graduate of Ogden High School and had previously worked at Montgomery Ward and Vercoa Air Service. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and Country Club of Terre Haute, where she participated in the ladies’ golf league. Marilyn loved to sew, especially when creating Halloween and Christmas costumes for her family. She also enjoyed cooking and entertaining for her family and friends. Marilyn was a devoted mother, grandmother and friend.

Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. EDT Monday, June 30, at Callahan & Hughes Funeral Home, 605 S. 25th St., Terre Haute, with Pastor Dana Newhouse officiating. Burial will take place at 11 (CDT), Tuesday, July 1, in St. John’s Cemetery in Royal, Ill. Visitation is scheduled 4-7 p.m. EDT Monday in the funeral home.

The family kindly requests memorial contributions may be made to Riley Children’s Foundation, 30 S. Meridian St. Suite 200, Indianapolis, IN 46204-3509, or to Danville Area Community College, c/o Nursing Program, 2000 E. Main St., Danville, IL 61832-5199, or to the charity of your choice. Funeral information also is available at

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