A lifelong resident of Grand Rapids, Marilyn was the longtime owner-operator of MM Jenkins Estate Services. She previously held positions at Butterworth Hospital and Reamon Law. A professional baseball player in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, Marilyn was a catcher for the Grand Rapids Chicks. She joined the Chicks initially in 1945 as a bat girl and upon turning age 16 became a team member for the 1952-1954 seasons.
(Source: Jenkins, Marilyn. “Marilyn Jenkins.” Mlive.com. Grand Rapids Press from Feb. 10 to Feb. 23, 2020. Accessed online October 8, 2020. https://obits.mlive.com/obituaries/grandrapids/obituary.aspx?n=marilyn-jenkins&pid=195358478&fhid=21051.)