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Obituaries: Iva Jean Wilson Marshall

January 21, 2021

December 3, 1937 – January 16, 2021
Cornwall, NY

Iva Jean Wilson Marshall, 83, of Cornwall died unexpectedly at Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital on Saturday, January 16, 2021. She was born on December 3, 1937 in Mt. Airy, NC and grew up in Knoxville, TN.

Upon moving to New York, she met the love of her life, DeWitt L. Marshall and on June 24, 1958 they were married. He died in October of 1995.

Jean is survived by her son: Douglas Marshall and his wife Heewon of Newburgh; and two step-daughters: Renita Marshall McGuinness and her husband Kerry of Cornwall and Deborah Marshall Jackson and her husband Rodney of Auburn, NH. Her son, Gregory Marshall predeceased her. He leaves his wife, Elaine Marshall of Kerhonkson. Jean is also survived by her beloved grandchildren: Keller McGuinness, Kate McGuinness Wright, Stephanie Jackson Gero, Brittany Jackson Cammett, Monica Marshall MacNamara, Amber Marshall and Tonya Marshall Riddlehoover. She has also left behind 15 great grandchildren. Her most treasured times have always been the time spent with her children and grandchildren.

Jean leaves her sister: Ella Wilson Stroppel of Highland Falls; and her brother: Roy Lee Wilson of Rathdrum, Idaho. She is predeceased by her mother Brooksie O’dell Pell Wilson and her father Aldie Lee Wilson; and siblings: Brooksie Wilson Lawson, Melvin Wayne Wilson, Thomas Franklin Wilson, Herman Ed Wilson, Mary Helen Wilson Gentry, and Roger Allen Wilson.

Jean met her husband, DeWitt at the Hotel Thayer, West Point where she worked for 50 plus years. DeWitt was the Executive Chef there. She was an active member of the Cornwall Baptist church and very much enjoyed her Bible study groups and the many friendships she made at the church.

The family would like to thank her dear friends Beverly Soderberg, and Dale and Matthew Conklin for their unending friendship and support.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made, in her memory to the Cornwall Baptist Church, 213 Main Street, Cornwall, N.Y.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 23rd at Cornwall Baptist Church, 213 Main Street, Cornwall, NY. Due to the continued public health concerns of covid-19, please know that there is an occupancy limitation which may cause a wait time. Facial coverings must be worn in church at all times.

A Funeral Service will be held at 1 p.m. following the visitation. Interment will take place at the Cornwall Baptist Cemetery, Cornwall, NY.

Arrangements are entrusted to Quigley-Sullivan Funeral Home, Inc.; to send condolences, please go to


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