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Another year rolling on
if only to share space
with
you
Happy Belated Love

murphy, indy
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 21:28:08 (CDT)


Another birthday without you, dear Marian. You have left us with lots of beautiful memories. The memories are more wonderful every day. Will always miss and love you. I know you are at peace and without pain, there is nothing more I would want for you. All my love, Mom

Claire Hank, Oak Lawn, IL
Friday, May 19, 2017 at 11:08:49 (CDT)


Hi Marian, love you, miss you. Saw Dylan we had a great visit. He looks great, working and going to school. Going to Ireland in a few months. Love forever, Mom

Claire hank, Hank
Tuesday, April 04, 2017 at 17:08:24 (CDT)


Dylan called me two days ago, he is doing so well and is a wonderful young man. We talked for a long time and I was reminding him of our first trip to Ireland. He didn't remember, of course not, he was six months old. You are missed so much and loved so much.. Love you for ever, Mom

Claire Hank, Oak Lan, IL
Thursday, December 29, 2016 at 16:04:20 (CST)


Good heavens, what I wouldn't give to speak with you.

*kiss noise*
I love you.



murphy, indy
Sunday, October 02, 2016 at 11:47:16 (CDT)


Marian , you will always be missed with sadness but also with joy, when I think of all the fun things we did, our trips to the stats and also to Ireland. Rest in peace my darling, will always love you, Mm

Claire hank, Oak lawn, il
Saturday, October 01, 2016 at 09:44:13 (CDT)


Fifteen years! I can't believe it. You are in my heart always.

Rosalind Lee, Chicago
Saturday, October 01, 2016 at 00:22:17 (CDT)


Marian so sorry I couldn't send you a message on your birthday, didn't have the Internet. You were on my mind on that day as you are everyday.. I love you so much and always will, I still see your smile and hear your laughter. Dylan looks just like you, we had a lovely visit when John, Gloria and the boys came to visit, rest, my love, Mom

Hank, Claire
Monday, May 30, 2016 at 17:26:43 (CDT)


Happy birthday, Marian! I miss you so much, words can't even express it. I think of you every day and wish my girls could meet you. I just recently introduced my oldest to Pee Wees Playhouse, and everytime we watch it together, I think of watching it with you. They would adore you, just as I do. I hope you and mom are celebrating somewhere. I hope your laughter is echoing through the skies. Love you always.

Eden Lee , Evanston, Il
Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 20:50:30 (CDT)


Happy Birthday Love
xoxo

murphy, indy
Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 20:17:35 (CDT)


So many moments of late that have brought you to mind. Watching Sam's mom succumb to cancer on Wednesday reminded me so strongly of your final days..which thankfully were more peaceful I believe. Of course being St. Patrick's Day I can't help but think of my favorite Irish girl. Still miss you all these years later and find myself wanting to talk with you and have a good laugh. Love to you always

Kathleen Rauth, Indianapolis
Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 17:44:50 (CDT)


Marian I am sitting here thinking of you and how much I loved and love you.I think about you every day and think how much I miss you. Our phpne calls our visits and our trips. I have wonderful memories which help so much. God be with you my love, Mom.

claire hank, oak lawn, Il
Friday, February 05, 2016 at 23:25:13 (CST)


Marian I am sitting here thinking of you and how much I loved and love you.I think about you every day and think how much I miss you. Our phpne calls our visits and our trips. I have wonderful memories which help so much. God be with you my love, Mom.

claire hank, oak lawn, Il
Friday, February 05, 2016 at 23:25:11 (CST)


Had to say good-bye to Ringo today
and in a way
good-bye to you
all over again.

Keep an out
you'll remember him
chow mix
wildly ill-mannered.

kiss noise

murphy, indy
Tuesday, November 03, 2015 at 19:47:07 (CST)


Sorry, dear heart, I was unable to sign into your website on Oct. 1st. You were in my thoughts as you are every day. I miss you so much. I had some wonderful thoughts of our trips to Ireland, once by ourselves and another time with Dylan, when he was 6 month old. These memories keep me going. I will love you always, Mom

claire hank, oak lawn, il.
Monday, October 05, 2015 at 22:04:48 (CDT)


Miss ya Sis. Can't believe it's been 14 years. Love you always.

John Hank, Alpine, California
Friday, October 02, 2015 at 00:00:38 (CDT)


Fourteen years, is that possible?
Sure do miss you.

murphy, indy
Thursday, October 01, 2015 at 17:57:23 (CDT)


Hey Hank,

I learned that Ken Stox is in your neighborhood now.
Summers of the past seem more dream than reality.

Kiss noise.

murphy, indy
Monday, August 03, 2015 at 07:09:06 (CDT)


Dearest Marian another year has come for your 52nd birthday,. You are still missed so much and still loved so much. You will always be in my heart, your loving Mom.

Claire Hank, Oak Lawn, IL
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 23:27:41 (CDT)


Happy Birthday, Love.

You'll be happy to know that the most recent addition to THE BOOK OF HANK was a mere three months ago.

http://www.marianhank.org/hankweb/guestentry.html

xoxo

murphy, indy
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 07:09:15 (CDT)


Wishing you birthday love tomorrow Marian! I am always amazed at how you lived your life so fully in such a short amount of time. You are still in my heart. And if Marian were here she would remind all women to get an annual gynecological exam!

Maureen Honey, Austin, TX
Monday, May 18, 2015 at 14:47:48 (CDT)


Think of you every day, miss you every day. Love you so much

claire hank, oak lawn, il.
Wednesday, February 04, 2015 at 09:50:43 (CST)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=al7nsDjUXeM

gpw, still in muncie
Saturday, December 06, 2014 at 01:46:11 (CST)


Beautiful Buff passed away yesterday.
I guess that means the party was in heaven last night.

murphy, indy
Thursday, December 04, 2014 at 08:45:07 (CST)


Saw your brightness on FB last week...

You were a pearl
the world was your oyster
now you're a star
it was rough

Miss you now and always...

murphy, indy
Tuesday, October 07, 2014 at 10:18:44 (CDT)


Marian, you are always here with me, the ache will not go away. You are missed and loved, mom

Claire hank, Oak lawn,il
Wednesday, October 01, 2014 at 05:32:17 (CDT)


Happy Birthday my dear friend. Think of you so, so often. They finally built a fence between the Farm and the parking lot! After both our times sadly. Life had brought many changes to me. Moving to Indy in a couple of weeks to start a new life with Sam, and will raise a pint to you with Lisa when I get settled. Love you always.

kathleen, chicago
Monday, May 19, 2014 at 18:27:52 (CDT)


Miss you so much, so often.

murphy, indy
Monday, May 19, 2014 at 18:04:15 (CDT)


HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MARIAN, MISS YOU AND LOVE YOU, MOM

claire hank, Oak Lawn, IL
Monday, May 19, 2014 at 12:13:16 (CDT)


kiss noise

murphy, indy
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 15:58:00 (CDT)


Hey Marian........I finally got on facebook in May. Gathering old friends one by one is a wonderful blessing to me. I reconnected with Becky McIntyre Senoglu, we have been writing Marian......I thought of you and asked Becky where you were. She told me you were in heaven. And have been there quite a while. I remember that big ole smile Marian and your sweet and loving ways. I am glad I found you again. I am glad I can write to your sweet spirit. You touched so many Marian. Peace you wonderful soul. Carla

Carla Ingle, Clearwater, Florida
Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 16:54:04 (CDT)


Marian I am back in business,I finally got an iPad to send email, it took me awhile to catch on. There is not a day that goes by that you are not thought about and in my heart. Miss you so very much and I know I always will. Mom

claire hank, oak lawn, il.
Tuesday, January 07, 2014 at 15:27:20 (CST)


Twelve years today. Seems like yesterday. I think of you often and miss you always.

Ric Lee, Chicago
Tuesday, October 01, 2013 at 11:02:21 (CDT)


Marian don't know where the past twelve years have gone, it seems you were just with us. There is still an ache in my heart that will never go away. Aunt Dolly is now with you, looking forward to seeing you and all our loved ones. You are forever loved, Mom

claire hank, oak lawn, il.
Monday, September 30, 2013 at 18:02:19 (CDT)


Been missing you a lot lately. I got married to a very funny man who i think you would like very much. Wished you were there. Sadie was my flower girl and wouldn't let me put her down. She walked down the aisle with dad and I and her teddy bear that she won't let go of. You two would get along swimmingly. We sit under your tree by Imaginary often and I tell her stories about watching Purple Rain and eating peanut butter and banana sandwiches with you. Love you and miss you everyday!

Eden Lee, Evanston, IL
Friday, September 27, 2013 at 22:20:38 (CDT)


Got the news today that Dolly passed away this morning. Keep an eye out for her. Love the thought of you, your dad and Dolly reunited. Sending you all my love. Thanks for introducing her to me.

Kathleen Rauth, Chicago
Tuesday, September 03, 2013 at 21:56:56 (CDT)


Dear Mar,
Was out in the mountains this weekend for a training. Lots of stuff about death...my current line of work. I felt your presence so much. Mentioned your name several times. Smiled thinking of you. Happy 50th, my dear, dear heart.
Love you always,
Becky

Rebecca, Chico, CA
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 01:16:38 (CDT)


Happy 50th Marian! You are still part of my life; in my heart and in my thoughts.

-Ric

Ric Lee, Chicago
Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 18:42:42 (CDT)


Thinking of you all this month. We used to celebrate our birthdays together, and this was 50..hard to imagine. Happy Birthday in the spirit world my friend, we miss you here on terra firma. Love you always

Kathleen Rauth, Chicago
Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 15:33:59 (CDT)


Happy Birthday, dear Marian. I miss you so much every day you are in my thoughts. Love you forever, Mom

claire hank, oak lawn, il
Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 08:45:41 (CDT)


Happy Birthday my wonderful Marian. Had a bad dream ast night except that you appeared at the end of it telling me not to worry. So I didn't and I won't. You always are there when I need you. I love you so very much!!

Buff Lee, Chicago
Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 22:50:23 (CDT)


Marian, just want you to know I love you, miss you so very, very much. mom

claire hank, oak lawn, il
Tuesday, April 09, 2013 at 20:02:37 (CDT)


Marian, yesterday was Thanksgiving, you were so much in my thoughts. I was so grateful and thankful for having you for 38 wonderful years. You will always be in my heart. Love you always, Mom

claire hank, oak lawn, il
Friday, November 23, 2012 at 22:12:32 (CST)


Dear Marian, I am a list sister who never got the chance to know you but read some of your lovely tributes and see that you are missed and were deeply loved. It is the best testament of a good life. I hope that your family is well and that all that you shared continues to feed them for decades to come. Thinking of you today.

ZP, California
Monday, October 01, 2012 at 10:56:11 (CDT)


another year has gone, it seems just like yesterday. You are still missed so much love you for ever, mom

claire hank, oak lawn, illinois
Monday, October 01, 2012 at 06:53:35 (CDT)


Here it is 8/17/2012. How has it gone by so fast? And yet, you are always here in my heart, guiding me through the stupid stuff and hugging me through the good stuff. Like Miss Sadie, my first grandchild. Her eyes are like yours - she sees straight to the heart of everything. I miss you so very much, but I'll dream of you if you dream of me, okay? Say hi to Annie for me. And Jimmy. And Sherman. And your dad. And so many others who have passed on. I know you're teaching them all comedy-improv claases. And doing an excellent job of it. I LOVE YOU SO VERY MUCH!!

Buff Lee, Chicago
Friday, August 17, 2012 at 12:24:25 (CDT)


Hi sweet Marian. Eden had a baby girl whose name is Sadie Elizabeth on 6/21/12. I wish you could see her and hold her. I love you and miss you so very much!

Buff Lee, Chicago
Sunday, July 01, 2012 at 15:33:27 (CDT)


Happy birthday, dearest Marian.

Ric, Chicago
Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 22:25:00 (CDT)


Happy Birthday, dear Mar. Still miss you and love you.

Becky mac, Chico, CA
Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 20:24:01 (CDT)


Happy Birthday dear Marian, you are in my heart and thoughts daily , I love you so much ,Mom

claire hank, oak lawn, il
Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 00:52:46 (CDT)


Freudian Slip which he would have loved. SHOEMAKER not "showmaker" - for us who worked with him, he was both!

Buff Lee, Chicago, IL
Monday, January 02, 2012 at 13:05:01 (CST)


Sherman Showmaker died Christmas Eve 2011, I hope he is hugging you and giggling with you now. I miss you both so very much!!

Buff Lee, Chicago, IL
Monday, January 02, 2012 at 13:03:53 (CST)


Marian another Christmas without you. you are missed and loved, Mom

claire hank, oak lawn, il.
Tuesday, December 27, 2011 at 09:36:07 (CST)


I miss you like crazy, but just when I think I can't stand it - there you are in my dreams. Happy Halloween, dear lady

Buff Lee, Chicago, IL
Monday, October 31, 2011 at 20:11:38 (CDT)


ah Hank ~ ten years indeed
kiss noise

murphy, indy
Thursday, October 06, 2011 at 19:29:08 (CDT)


Ten years. Hard to fathom. Miss you still - love you always.

Ric, Chicago
Saturday, October 01, 2011 at 10:04:18 (CDT)


I cant believe that it has been 10 years since you left us, Marian, I miss you so much. You touched so many people in your short life. Love you so much, Mom

Claire Hank, Oak Lawn, IL
Saturday, October 01, 2011 at 04:04:38 (CDT)


Wrote this 2 days after you moved on..finally think I can share it:

Silence descends as your agitation fades
The oxygen tank softly wheezes with each breath you take
I watch you breathe, watch you sleep
Stare at your hand in mine

I AM AMAZED

Your hand so soft and small
Child-like fingers tightly wrapped in mine

MY BREATHE CATCHES

For twenty years I have called you friend
Held you close in my heart and mind

AND YET

I never knew how small your hands were
It seems impossible, I look again and again

CHILD-LIKE THEY REMAIN

My tears flow, holding tight to this frail flesh
So unable to hold your enormous spirit
Death has brought me to finally see all that dwells in

YOUR HANDS

Kathleen, Chicago
Friday, September 30, 2011 at 05:52:27 (CDT)


Time stands still,passing
Our flowers bloom on your farm
Paradox of grief

kiss noise

sr.Malo, Marian's Farm
Wednesday, September 14, 2011 at 04:02:11 (CDT)


Thinking of you so much today. Missing you keenly....

Kathleen Rauth, Chicago
Thursday, September 01, 2011 at 20:28:10 (CDT)


I was in shock when I found this web site, at first I couldn't believe it was really her, then I recognized her beautiful smile. We weren't aware of Marian's Passing.
Kirk and I will keep Marian, her beautiful son, Dylan, Claire Hank and all of Marian's close friends in our thoughts and prayers. Marian always had a wonderful personality and was always smiling and laughing, she will be greatly missed!

Kirk and Laura (Lomec) Bergmark, Orland Park, Illinois
Monday, August 29, 2011 at 00:50:29 (CDT)


Just started reading ENDER'S GAME by Orson Scott Card and it mae me recall how much you loved this author and his books. Your name is already on every page. I love you and I feel you in my life always.

love,
buffala

Buff Lee, Chicago, IL
Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at 15:16:02 (CDT)


Oh Mar....been thinking about you so much. You're in my heart and in my dreams and always will be. I pray by now that Annie has found you. I believe she has and can feel her being welcomed by you and my older sister, Molly, and so many others. You are the guide, though. You are certainly still mine. I miss you so, but *know* you are out there always.

Buff Lee, Chicago, IL
Thursday, July 07, 2011 at 11:04:28 (CDT)


I knew Marian when we were in high school. She was one of my best friends at that time. Today I found out about her death. My heart is profoundly sad.

My heart goes out to her family. And I cherish our time together.

Maureen Mehigan, Washington, DC
Sunday, June 19, 2011 at 16:00:06 (CDT)


Happy birthday, Marian. Today would have been 48. You are still beloved and far, far away from forgotten.

Ric, Chicago
Thursday, May 19, 2011 at 15:39:51 (CDT)


Kiss noise.
xoxoxo

murphy, indy
Thursday, May 19, 2011 at 11:19:16 (CDT)


Dear Marian, Happy Birthday. You are so so missed, will love you always, Mom

claire hank, oak lawn, il
Thursday, May 19, 2011 at 08:33:46 (CDT)


Happy Birthday Mar!

Kathleen, Chicago
Thursday, May 19, 2011 at 06:27:03 (CDT)


Went by the house today. Thought of all the beautiful years we had together and how I tried to keep your legacy alive on the Farm. Can't do it now, but of course you are always alive in me my dear friend. Every time May rolls around and I celebrate my birthday I think of all the times we celebrated together because our births were so close together. I miss you as always and am so blessed to have had you as a friend. I always think of you laughing and smiling and will lift a glass to you on the 19th. All my love, Kathleen

Kathleen Rauth, Chicago
Sunday, May 15, 2011 at 19:30:52 (CDT)


marian, i miss you, and send you all my love, warrem

warren leming, chicago
Wednesday, January 05, 2011 at 18:36:42 (CST)


Loving you so much! Got an email from Howard Johnson today. You are missed and loved and I still feel you in my life. Hope you find Annie whereever you are :)

Buff Lee, Chicago, IL
Wednesday, January 05, 2011 at 17:01:26 (CST)


kiss noise

murphy, indy
Wednesday, October 06, 2010 at 09:53:43 (CDT)


Marian, so many people have called me today, they will never forget you. You know how much I miss you, love you forever, Mom

Claire Hank, Oak Lawn, IL
Friday, October 01, 2010 at 15:31:53 (CDT)


Buff Lee, Chicago, IL
Tuesday, September 28, 2010 at 16:52:43 (CDT)


My sister, Annie, died on 5/4/10. I can only hope the two of you have found each other. The vision of you two together is such a balm for me. I love you so!

Buff Lee, Chicago, IL
Friday, August 27, 2010 at 10:03:09 (CDT)


Another year has passed and a new year is here. Another birthday missed as you are dear Marian. I will never stop loving you. I know you and Bridget and Fr. Mike were there to greet Aunt Sheilamae. Love you always,Mom

claire hank, oak lawn, il
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 06:35:02 (CDT)


Merry Christmas Marian. As I start a new phase in my life, I think of you often. I miss your inspirational wisdom. Your optimistic spirit always had a way to fire up my creativity! It would be wonderful if we could compare snapshots of kids, and argue politics, ...while having an endless cup of your favorite coffee.

Tyler Haines, Leesburg, IN
Thursday, December 24, 2009 at 09:08:53 (CST)


Marian thank you for giving us Dylan. It's hard to believe he is 21. I hope to see him sometime this month. Donna is setting it up. Love you. miss you, Mom

claire hank, oak lawn, il
Wednesday, December 02, 2009 at 21:30:22 (CST)


Woke up today missing you, Mar, but also strangely light of heart and uplifted, in a spiritual way. Maybe thinking of you did that. I remember the morning I heard the news. When the sun came up, I was in my room crying and blasting Sting singing "Brand New Day." It still makes me think of you...

Rebecca Senoglu, Chico, California
Thursday, October 01, 2009 at 18:53:11 (CDT)


Marian:

Missing you as always. Eight years seems like both a moment and a lifetime. Your picture along with some flowers and candles are up in reception. Thank you for being my friend.

Ric Lee, Chicago
Thursday, October 01, 2009 at 13:52:56 (CDT)


Somewhere
Inside something there is a rush of
Greatness
Who knows what stands in front of
Our lives
I fashion my future on films in space
Silence
Tells me secretly
Everything
Everything

Missing you today and always, xoxo, lkm

murphy, indy
Thursday, October 01, 2009 at 13:25:11 (CDT)


Marian, it's 8 years, but it only seems like yesterday. I miss you so much. I have seen Dylan twice in the last month and I know you are so proud of him. He is a wonderful young man and know's what he wants. He is going to make a great chef. I was so thrilled and happy to see him. I know you and Fr. Mike are looking down on all of us. I will love you forever, Mom

claire Hank, Oak Lawn, IL
Thursday, October 01, 2009 at 01:28:56 (CDT)


I just plain miss you.

Jenn, Chicago, IL
Friday, July 10, 2009 at 10:12:48 (CDT)


KissNoise!

Gosh how I wish we could catch up...
xoxo, lkm

murphy, indy
Wednesday, May 20, 2009 at 15:56:55 (CDT)


Missing today, Mar. My taurean sista, my friend in the lyrical mode. I remember our last conversation, a day or two before you died, you in some other state just listing in long lists all the people you love. I say it in the present tense. The love is still here.

Peace,
Becky

Becky Mac, Chico, California
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 10:35:52 (CDT)


Happy Birthday, Marian!

I will spend a good portion of my day glancing at your photograph, the one of you holding wee baby Dylan and toasting the camera with a Guinness.

Slainte! and much love always,
Jenn

Jenn Sedik, Chicago
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 10:18:18 (CDT)


Happy Birthday in Heaven, Marian, I will love you for ever, Mom

claire hank, oak lawn, il.
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 08:12:48 (CDT)


Missing you tonight Mar. There is an explosion of old faces happening on Facebook, and every one makes me think of you. Maybe I'll get lucky tonight
and have a dream of you.

love always,
becky

Becky Mac, Saturday, February 14, 2009 at 04:40:59 (CST)


Marian, know how happy you must be to have your dad, fr. mike and cousin, marian with you. i love you and miss you so, mom

claire hank, oak lawn, il
Thursday, January 01, 2009 at 15:59:29 (CST)


I'll miss you tonight, as I do every night, but I know you're here always.

So much love,
Jenn

Jenn, Chicago
Friday, December 05, 2008 at 15:55:10 (CST)


Hey sweet Mare: Wish you could see your hunky son! You'd be so proud :)

I miss you every day and think of you constantly.

Buff Lee, Chicago, IL
Thursday, October 02, 2008 at 09:46:04 (CDT)


Miss you dearly, think of you everyday. Love you.

Eden Lee, Chicago, IL
Wednesday, October 01, 2008 at 22:40:20 (CDT)


Loved you then
Love you now
Love you always

Ric Lee, Chicago, IL
Wednesday, October 01, 2008 at 17:09:27 (CDT)


On my way to lunch today I spotted a campaign sign which read "Hank [for your] Country" - just wanted to say "Kiss noise" to you.

Got to see Dyl at Jenn's wedding this past summer, it was a grand evening. Jenn and Eden were both so beautiful. And Dyl so handsome, I know you're proud of all three of them.

Sure do miss you sweetie...sure do.
xoxo, lkm

murphy, indy
Wednesday, October 01, 2008 at 12:01:21 (CDT)


Hi Marian, Uncle Pat and I just got in from church. We went to Mass for your anniversary. I know by now you have met Fr. Mike and you have hugged. I can just imagine the great chat that is going on between the two of you. I miss you so much, dearest, but know you and Fr. Mike will look after all those who love you and whom you loved here on earth. Mom

claire hank, oak lawn, il.
Wednesday, October 01, 2008 at 10:36:10 (CDT)


What a remarkable friend you were. What I remember most was your generosity. You hooked me, Greg and Bart up with a stay at your Dad's so we could go to URTAs and grad school. I got into grad school, got a job and now 26 years later still work in the theatre. So you are in some way responsible for helping yet another person. Sweet dreams dear friend and flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.

Phil Johnson, Corpus Christi, TX
Wednesday, September 24, 2008 at 22:26:51 (CDT)


I had the amazing ride of enjoying Miss Marian onstage and off at Ball State University Theatre for several blessed years. She had the uncanny ability to reach across boundaries and get to your essence with little effort and no resistance. She defined sultry, smooth, moxie. She was warm and loving and one of the most talented actresses I've ever had the pleasure of working/playing with. So strong, so sensational, so spectacularly, uniquely her own self. I adored you then, and as these fresh tears attest, even now, some twenty-seven years since THE DRUNKARD in our little Studio Theatre...May God rest you and bless you and yours. Till we meet...

J.R. Stuart, New Albany, Indiana
Wednesday, September 24, 2008 at 16:01:57 (CDT)


I feel as if I have a softball in my throat. I just discovered this through a friend on Facebook.
Although it's been many years I never forgot you Marian.
We lived in the same house on Dill St. in 1982. I believe your roomate was Kim ? our doors connected and were open often. I lived with Debbie Fish.
My deepest sympathy to your family and friends.
You will give me yet another reason to participate in Relay for Life.
Thanks for the memories!
Sandy

Sandy Dunn, Muncie, IN
Wednesday, September 24, 2008 at 15:32:52 (CDT)


Had yet another dream of you when I needed your love desperatly...and there you were, answering me in my dreams! Dylan is gorgeous and a wondrous man! Saw Murphy at Jenn's wedding and recalled us lying on either side of you during your last few days on this planet. You said "Beautiful Lisa!" and "Beautiful Buff!" and we each said "Beautiful Marian!"and you were and still are. I love you so!

Buff Lee, Chicago
Tuesday, June 03, 2008 at 04:37:28 (CDT)


Happy Birthday, Marian. Miss you terribly.

News on the home front is that Jenn got married yesterday. I wish you could have been there. Dylan attended and I got a chance to spend a little time with him. He is a fine, handsome man.

You are always with me,

-Ric

Ric Lee, Chicago, IL
Monday, May 19, 2008 at 15:12:27 (CDT)


Happy Birthday, dear Marian. Miss you and love you, Mom

claire hank, oak lawn, IL
Monday, May 19, 2008 at 12:40:46 (CDT)


another christmas has gone and you are missed as much as ever. love you marian mom

claire hank, oak lawn, il
Wednesday, December 26, 2007 at 11:55:48 (CST)


Marian, finally my webtv gave out after all these years. I found a friend to install my new machine. You are truly missed but remembered. I especially remembered you on the first of October. The years are going so fast but it seems like yesterday you were with us. Love you so much, Mom

Claire Hank, Oak Lawn, IL
Sunday, November 18, 2007 at 09:42:21 (CST)


I have thought of you so many times over the years. I still remember the day lkm called to tell me...to tell me you were gone. I have missed you...still miss you.

greg, Rochester
Tuesday, October 16, 2007 at 22:54:37 (CDT)


I'm certain you were chatting with St Peter when your Dad arrived. I'm certain your eyes were bright and your arms were wide. Bless you both -- always remembered and always loved.

xo, lkm

murphy, indy
Wednesday, August 29, 2007 at 20:28:44 (CDT)


Marian, your Dad left us this morning. I know you are both together. Love you for ever,
Mom

claire hank, oak lawn, il
Thursday, August 23, 2007 at 19:34:42 (CDT)


I was going through some boxes this past weekend and came across some achieves of my Ball State Theater day in the early 80's. I decided to google some of my co stars during those days. I sadly came across Marian’s site. I am so saddened to hear of her passing. We appeared together in "Suddenly Last Summer" at the Studio Theater. Marian was Catherine and I played her brother, George. What an honor it was to appear in a production with her so early in my Ball State Theater career. She was such a talented actress. I always admired her talent.

To her friends and family I send my deepest sympathy for your loss and just wanted you to know how Marian was a part of my life many years ago. She was a lovely lady that left us much too soon.

Rob Loy

Rob Loy, Tampa, FL
Monday, August 06, 2007 at 15:47:12 (CDT)


I am so sorry to hear of Marian's passing. I hadn't visited her site in a long time and that is such shame. She was a great lady who EMailed me from the Televines and got me signed up on her website. Rest in Peace, Dear Marian.

Hank Lewis, Houston, TX
Saturday, July 07, 2007 at 09:55:31 (CDT)


I thought about you a lot this weekend, Marian. I seemed to hear an inordinately large amount of Grateful Dead, Stevie Wonder and Prince...

I miss you and I hope you're having a great time with Peeky Girl and Licky Girl!

love always,
~Jenn

Jenn Lee, Chicago, IL
Tuesday, May 22, 2007 at 10:03:09 (CDT)


Happy birthday, Marian. You are always with me.

Ric Lee, Chicago, IL
Saturday, May 19, 2007 at 18:58:47 (CDT)


Happy Birthday, dear Marian. You will always be 38. Miss you and love you. Dylan is graduating from high school, can you imagine?
Mom

claire hank, oak lawn, IL
Saturday, May 19, 2007 at 00:05:45 (CDT)


Marian, you will never leave us. You were so loved Mom

claire hank, oak lawn, IL
Monday, March 19, 2007 at 08:32:09 (CDT)



Just got a call from Eden who left you a note a moment ago. We miss you so much, but know you are with us always. It makes me feel so lucky to know my children have you with them, too, and still look to you for the inspiration, comfort, and wonderful love you always had at the ready.

I feel you in me always. Those eyes and that billion dollar smile!

Buff Lee, Chicago, IL
Tuesday, October 24, 2006 at 17:29:09 (CDT)


I watched Elvira (in the spirit of halloween) the other night. I couldn't even pay attention to the movie because I was thinking of how many times you, Jennie and I used to watch it together. Luckily, I still know every line. :)

I think of you every day, Marian. I'm so blessed that I got a chance to be a part of such an amazing person and you will forever be a part of me. Before I do anything, I think if you would be proud of me first. I hope you are. You are my inspiration.


I love you always,
Edie

Eden , Tuesday, October 24, 2006 at 16:46:40 (CDT)


Hiya Hank,

Just wanted you to know that your purple and black baja and I went to see Pink Floyd on Saturday night. It was a fantastic show and a wonderful thing to wrapped in the warmth of your spirit.

Kiss noise, lkm

murphy, indy
Monday, October 02, 2006 at 11:06:53 (CDT)


Marian:

While you are never far away from my thoughts, today I am consumed by memories - both good and bad. I can't believe it's been five years. It just does not seem possible.

I miss you. I'll always miss you.

Love, Ric

Ric Lee, Chicago
Sunday, October 01, 2006 at 15:14:39 (CDT)


It's been five years, I Will never stop missing you.
Love, Mom

Claire Hank, Oak Lawn, IL
Sunday, October 01, 2006 at 07:49:46 (CDT)


Think of you every day. Miss you and love you
Mom

claire hank , Oak Lawn, IL
Thursday, July 27, 2006 at 18:10:22 (CDT)


Thanks being part of the fire that keeps me going.
xo, lkm

murphy, indy
Thursday, June 01, 2006 at 08:16:36 (CDT)


You've been around these past days, Mar. Always love it when I see you in my dreams. And this weekend I pulled out the cd Ric made with the Fairy Song and all those other great songs on it. Hadn't listened to it for years, but boy did it make me remember you. Remembered sitting up late in old and cold houses in downtown Muncie. Listening to Judy Garland and the Boomtown Rats. Swanky, Erte, the lyric mode, shakespeare, mac and cheese with tuna and peas, always lots and lots of coffee.

A few weeks ago I uncovered a letter I had written to you from the UK. I was actually staying in Grandma O'Keefe's house when I wrote the end of it. Somehow I got it back (was it Claire?) That letter means so much to me now, so much shared, so much love.

Belated happy bday, Mar. I sure miss you.

Becky Mac, Chico, California
Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at 21:11:03 (CDT)


Marian and I were good friends in junior high but lost touch as our interests diverged as we approached adulthood at McAuley. Her beautiful spark and zest for life is what comes to mind as I remember her.

Dylan, my mother passed just after I graduated McAuley -- a bit older than you were. There is no solace to offer you but I feel that your family -- Clare and John, and, I'm sure, the others I don't know -- have supported you through all that has happened. Best wishes in the future.

All the best,
Patricia Costello
(formerley of Oak Lawn, IL)

Patricia Costello, pacostello@usfca.edu, San Francisco, CA
Saturday, May 20, 2006 at 17:37:09 (CDT)


Happy Birthday Marian.

How I wish you were here to celebrate. Miss you all the time.

-Ric

Ric Lee, Chicago, IL
Friday, May 19, 2006 at 10:22:15 (CDT)


Happy Birthday, Marian. Love you and miss you.

Mom

claire hank, oak lawn
Friday, May 19, 2006 at 08:18:56 (CDT)


I miss you so very much!

Buff Lee, Evanston, IL
Sunday, April 23, 2006 at 11:51:01 (CDT)


Everything I've read here speaks of spirituality in the broadest sense and has uplifted me in a time of stress. My Partners Mum is still in regress from cancer after a single breast removal. Peace to all in Marians memory. And so a quote - I guess - is appropriate.

The journey was difficult at first. Until I shipped my oars, Let the river sweep me on, Lifted my eyes from the dark brown water And the search for rocks, Saw the land, the sky, glide past. My boat will complete the journey.I do not know where the winding river leads. I do not ask who will arrive. I do not look downwards As I reach the waterfall - Midstream and fathful to the current. There is no wind - Only the power of the water.

Barry, Wakefield England
Wednesday, March 01, 2006 at 15:46:44 (CST)


Marian, you are missed so much. It's the fourth christmas without you. Love you,
Mom

claire hank, oak lawn, il.
Friday, December 23, 2005 at 20:18:44 (CST)


Happy birthday, Marian, my wonderful friend. Whenever I need you, there you are in my head and in my heart. Bless you.

Buff Lee, Evanston, IL
Saturday, May 28, 2005 at 16:18:31 (CDT)


Hiya Hank,

Had a terrific dinner w. Jenny and Cynthia while in town last week. I'm sure you were there as we raised a glass to you and your day of days. Sure do miss you.

xoxox,lkm

murphy, indy
Tuesday, May 24, 2005 at 07:39:20 (CDT)


Happy Birthday, Marian. Love you so much,
Mom

clairehank@webtv.net, Oak Lawn, IL
Thursday, May 19, 2005 at 22:38:38 (CDT)


Oh, how I miss you. Loved the desert in California. You were with us. Love you.

claire hank, oak lawn, il
Saturday, April 16, 2005 at 21:52:10 (CDT)


Good to read Josh's post. I remember Dealer's Choice so well and was glad to have been able to help with it.

Oh Mare! Thank you for being in my life! You inspire me and challenge me and keep me honest.

Buff Lee, Anaheim, CA
Friday, March 25, 2005 at 17:54:08 (CST)


In the mid-eighties, Marian directed a play called "Dealer's Choice" that I was fortunate enough to be in. Marian charmed me instantly with her infectious energy and enthusiasm, her smile, her wittiness, her unerring instincts, her beauty. She remained a good friend until I left Chicago in 1990, and spoke to her only occasionally after that. News of her passing hit hard, even after all these years, and my life is the lesser for lack of her.

Josh Mandel, Albany, NY
Wednesday, December 15, 2004 at 11:33:25 (CST)


I just read a fanfiction about one of my favorite bands and one of the characters in it was suffering from cancer. Another character brought them bandanas, and it reminded me of when I let you have my hat up on Dolly's roof, the Union Jack hat, because the summer sun was too much for you.

Little memories, things like that, you know. It made me smile.

My band is playing the Old Town School's teen open mic again on Saturday. You'll be there watching us, won't you, Marian? Cozmo's playing, too.

I miss you.

~Nadia~

Nadia, Chicago, IL
Thursday, December 09, 2004 at 10:43:12 (CST)


I talked to Dylan last night. His voice is so deep now, so grown-up. He's going to come over soon and see my new apartment and we're going to play Nintendo...just like old times.

I can't thank you enough for giving him to the world, such an amazing young man.

I miss you so much, every day.

kiss noise!

Jenn, Chicago
Thursday, October 07, 2004 at 11:13:06 (CDT)


I will always, always love you and miss you Mom

claire hank, oak lawn, il
Friday, October 01, 2004 at 22:10:37 (CDT)


I still see you in that space between awake and asleep. I hope I always do.

Ric, Evanston
Friday, October 01, 2004 at 11:27:21 (CDT)


Stand with me Marian. Stand with me.

lbk, Friday, October 01, 2004 at 09:49:24 (CDT)


It's difficult to believe that it's been three years.

Om Namah Shivaya, lkm

murphy, indy
Friday, October 01, 2004 at 09:33:45 (CDT)


Marian, every day you are in my heart,
love, mom

claire hank, oak lawn, il
Thursday, August 26, 2004 at 22:50:42 (CDT)


I think I felt you there a few nights ago, when Mo came over and Dylan and Chico and Eric and Kathy and I had something of a little party. I hope you were there. Chico and Mo sang and I couldn't do anything but think of you. Miss you lots.

~Nadia~

Nadia, Chicago, IL
Monday, June 07, 2004 at 15:09:04 (CDT)


Happy birthday, Marian! I miss you!!

Jenn Lee, Chicago
Wednesday, May 19, 2004 at 11:44:33 (CDT)


Happy birthday, Marian. Thinking of you always.

Ric Lee, Chicago
Wednesday, May 19, 2004 at 10:44:44 (CDT)


happy birthday, sweetheart, I love you, mom

claire hank, oak lawn, il
Wednesday, May 19, 2004 at 08:39:43 (CDT)


I told Marian she was like a cousin to me. When she asked not like a sister, I explained my cousins were closer in belief systems than my sisters were to me.

I had the great pleasure of living at "Marians' Farm" her house on Thorndale, (if you looked closely at that place and were raised in the country, as I was you could see that 120 years ago that place sat on top of a hill and the farmhands came in to the basement by thoses distinctive cellar doors that you pull up and out) with a dog named Isis, and a fat black cat [Renaldo] and a bright beautiful boy named Dylan. I lived there DT (during Thomasello) and AT (after Thomasello).

I watched Marian love and guide Dylan with a firm and wise hand. She was an enourmously devoted mother. Beautiful from the inside out. Her light shines from where ever she sits...my guess is she is programing for God at this point :)

Maureen, C'ville PA
Saturday, April 17, 2004 at 10:56:26 (CDT)


Marian,
I vin to the basement by thoses distinctive cellar doors that you pull up and out) with a dog named Isis, and a fat black cat [Renaldo] and a bright beautiful boy named Dylan. I lived there DT (during Thomasello) and AT (after Thomasello).

I watched Marian love and guide Dylan with a firm and wise hand. She was an enourmously devoted mother. Beautiful from the inside out. Her light shines from where ever she sits...my guess is she is programing for God at this point :)

Maureen, C'ville PA
Saturday, April 17, 2004 at 10:56:26 (CDT)


Marian,
I visit every so often and wanted to let you know - -wherever your amazing spirit has landed - - that although I am sad that you're gone, I am happy that your long battles have ended.
I have a great time working with Jenny and am only missing the uplift I used to get from visiting with you.
Steve Dorfman

STEVE DORFMAN, Friday, March 05, 2004 at 16:42:11 (CST)


Marian I don't know where the last two years have gone. It just seems like yesterday that you were with us. I think of you so much and I will always be in awe of the courage you displayed. Dylan called me this evening. I know you are watching over him. Will always love you. Mom

claire hank, chicago
Wednesday, October 01, 2003 at 21:50:54 (CDT)


Maaaaaaaaaar....ian
Madam Libraaaaaaaaar....ian

Miss you so much, everyday. Today I will wear purple and dance to "Scarlet Begonias" for you. I hope you can see me and smile.

Love you forever.

Jenn Lee, Wheeling, IL
Wednesday, October 01, 2003 at 15:12:36 (CDT)


Oh my, Ms. Marian! You have been visiting me a lot in my dreams this last year - always when I need it the most, there you are. Thank you for still being there for me!

You have the most beautiful son (inside and out)...but then, you already knew that I bet.

I love you so. Keep meeting me in my dreams, please. I need you in my life always.

love
b

Buff Lee, Wheeling, IL
Wednesday, October 01, 2003 at 11:54:18 (CDT)


Mar my love, There isn't a day that passes that you don't cross my mind in some way. Everyone keeps asking us how we are going to memorialize this day-but every day is in remembrance of you and all the love you gave. The best tribute I can give to you is to live my life to its fullest, the way you always pushed us all to do. Thanks for all that you gave, and continue to give through your friends and loved ones.

Kathleen Rauth, Chicago
Wednesday, October 01, 2003 at 10:55:30 (CDT)


Thinking of you every day but especially today. It has been two years since you passed. I miss you very much. I carry you with me always.

Ric Lee, Chicago, IL
Wednesday, October 01, 2003 at 10:23:56 (CDT)


While looking for a phone number the other day I came across your name and number still there in my address book. I still find it hard to believe you wouldn't be there to answer if I dialed up. Miss you very much, girlfriend...Peace, Linda

Linda Berris, Chicago, Illinois
Wednesday, June 18, 2003 at 16:23:26 (CDT)


I was thinking about you and wanted to send to by warmest thoughts.

steve dorfman, chicago
Monday, June 09, 2003 at 12:41:59 (CDT)


Happy Mothers Day, Marian. Dylan called me today. He is graduating on June 3rd and will be going to High School at Parker. He sounded great. I had a great time at John and Gloria's. John, Joshua and I went to the Grand Caynon. It was awsome. I love you, I miss you, Mom

Claire Hank, Oak Lawn, Ill.
Sunday, May 11, 2003 at 22:30:16 (CDT)


My sister Maura and I were discussing an acquaintance of hers who had just died. We wondered what you do when you get to Heaven. And our thoughts turned to our cousin Marian, and what she's doing.

Is there travel in Heaven? Has she found places that remind her of her beloved Ireland? Is she visiting with other relatives, aunts, uncles, grandparents, cousins? Is she watching our lives on big screen TV?

I like to think whatever she's doing, she feels strong and healthy, and her beautiful smile is never missing.

Shannon O'Hara, Chicago, IL
Sunday, April 06, 2003 at 21:00:47 (CDT)


I lost another friend to cancer yesterday. Marian, of course, came to mind. I miss her and feel her spirit and see her beautiful smile frequently.

Maura O'Hara, Chicago
Sunday, April 06, 2003 at 20:52:34 (CDT)


Marian, today I logged on to ETOP and read your listsisters stories. Some are in treatment and fighting. Some are in remission and worring if it is coming back and some have finished the race. A lot have finished the race. Tomorrow I am going to light a purple candle for you. I am so glad you gave me WEB TV because I can talk to you. I will always love you and I miss you. It was so good to be with the "imaginery landscape" wonderful people at Aunt Dolly's. Dylan is with your darlng brother and having a great time. My love my darling, Mom

Claire, Oal Lawn
Monday, December 30, 2002 at 21:30:22 (CST)


love you,miss you. Think about you every day.know youre watching all of us from heaven.

john hank, santee,ca
Wednesday, October 09, 2002 at 11:08:10 (CDT)


Thank You Hank_a_doodle
I miss you more than words can say

Om Namah Shivaya, lkm

murphy, ravenswood
Tuesday, October 01, 2002 at 22:43:08 (CDT)


I can't believe it's been an entire year. We all love you and miss you so much.

Ric Lee, Chicago
Tuesday, October 01, 2002 at 22:38:54 (CDT)


I can't count the times the image of your face and smile have come into my mind. My life is better for having known you.

Eileen Shannon, Durango, CO
Monday, November 12, 2001 at 12:27:50 (CST)


I knew Marian through EOTP website for women with gynecological cancer. Marian was an inspiration to all of us. She always had a time for a kind word.

Teresa Cruse, Reno, Nevada
Saturday, November 10, 2001 at 10:00:30 (CST)


I knew Marian for EOTP and she was a wonderful inspiration to all her list sister's

Barbera T Myers, Poughkeepsie, New York
Saturday, November 10, 2001 at 00:15:00 (CST)


Love & Peace.

Mary Pool , Portland, Oregon
Saturday, November 10, 2001 at 00:05:50 (CST)


Fullfill your journey..........

Iris Elaine Bowker, Anahuac, Texas
Friday, November 09, 2001 at 15:01:34 (CST)


We "knew" one another through Eyes on the Prize.org. Your joie de vivre shines brilliantly through all the pictures in your photo album. You gave so much to so many. You lived your life so courageously. You are loved and missed. Rest in abiding peace, dear Marian.

Marion Chernoff, NJ
Friday, November 09, 2001 at 09:55:22 (CST)


I only knew Marian from her participation in the gyn-cancer site at www.eyesontheprize.org. This is a lovely site and it is so nice to learn more about her and see her pictures.

Patricia, Vermont
Friday, November 09, 2001 at 08:13:23 (CST)


I just now found the following in an email Marian sent me almost exactly a year ago. Oh Hankoriffic, I miss you mightily!

Look to this day
For it is life
The very life of life.
In its brief course lie all
The realities and verities of existence
The bliss of growth
The splendor of action
The glory of power

For yesterday is but a dream
And tomorrow is only a vision.
But today, well lived
Makes every yesterday a dream of happiness
And every tomorrow a vision of hope.

Look well, therefore, to this day.

-- Sanskrit Proverb

Buff Lee, Wheeling, IL
Thursday, November 08, 2001 at 22:42:34 (CST)


"I BELIEVE IN IMAGINARY PEOPLE"==ANN
"OM NAMAH SHIVAYA"==GURUMAYI
"MARIAN WAS A STAR"==KATHLEEN

Chico again, Thursday, November 08, 2001 at 14:37:23 (CST)


"Stare deep into the world before you as if it were the void:innumerable holy ghosts,buddhies and savior gods there hide,smiling.All the atoms emitting light inside wavehood,there is no personal seperation of any of it.A hummingbird can come into a house and a hawk will not:so rest and be assured.While looking for the light,you may suddenly be devoured by the darkness and find the true light."Jack Kerouac-Scripture of the Golden Eternity#22
THANK YOU IMAGINARY PEOPLE OM NAMAH SHIVAYA

Chico, Chicago
Thursday, November 08, 2001 at 14:18:50 (CST)


May the road rise to meet you
May the wind be always at your back
Until we meet again
May the Lord hold you in the Hollow of His Hand




Claire Hank, Oak Lawm
Tuesday, November 06, 2001 at 12:07:13 (CST)


Peace......

Robert G. Biddle, Chicago
Saturday, November 03, 2001 at 19:54:40 (CST)


Elena Welch, Guernevillle, CA
Saturday, November 03, 2001 at 17:57:11 (CST)


Rest in peace and keep on rockin'.

Kim Imberger, Chicago, IL
Saturday, November 03, 2001 at 15:25:54 (CST)


"Here comes the sun...And I say, it's alright..."
I remember us singing a lot, and I'll always think of you when I hear this song. Say hello to Janis, Isis and Reynaldo for me.
Love, Nadia, Your Hippie Goddaughter.
P.S. "And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make."

Nadia Trousdale, Chicago, IL
Saturday, November 03, 2001 at 15:24:51 (CST)


"During your life, everything you do and everyone you meet rubs off in some way. Some bit of everything IL
Saturday, November 03, 2001 at 14:04:25 (CST)



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