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Katonah Couple Laid to Rest

KATONAH, N.Y. -- A funeral was held for Carl L. Plantholt, 82, and his wife Marilyn Planthol, 81, Friday after they both passed away 11 days apart from each other earlier this month.

Carl Plantholt passed away on July 13, and his wife, Marilyn, died on July 24. They both died from respiratory failure. Their funeral was  held at St. Patrick'’s Church in Yorktown Heights and their interment was  at Ivandell Cemetery in Somers.

Carl and Marilyn were both born in Covington, Ky. Carl was born Aug. 9, 1928 and Marilyn was born March 22, 1930. They were married on June 19, 1954. Carl attended Bellevue High School; then enlisted in the Marine Corps, where he played football at Camp Lejeune; and later graduated from Eastern Kentucky University. before the marriage. Marilyn is a graduate of Notre Dame Academy in Covington, Ky.

Carl went on to work as a high school math teacher and then moved on to IBM, where he worked for more than 25 years. Marilyn was the owner of Gold Dust Golden Retriever Kennels. They had five children.

Carl enjoyed playing and watching football, playing cards, working in the yard, telling jokes and showing magic tricks to his grandchildren. He liked Hank Williams and the song “Red River Valley.”

Marilyn loved cooking, reading, writing, playing cards, breeding Golden Retrievers, attending dog shows, making jewelry and praying. She loved exploring new places and meeting new friends.

They are survived by their children Carl Plantholt, Jr.; Mark Plantholt and his wife, Vicki; Donna Plantholt and her husband, Dan; and Judy Breitbarth and her husband, Neal. Carl and Marilyn were predeceased by their son, Scott J. Plantholt.

Carl and Marilyn had three grandchildren: Lindsay , Laura, Jessica, Graham and Carly.

Carl is also survived by his sister, Rose Gregory, and brother, Dick Plantholt. Marilyn is survived by her sister, Clare Gallagher; godson, Tom Gallagher; goddaughter, Karlene Rumpke; niece, Diane Topmiller and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

A wake was held Friday at Clark Associates Funeral Home in Katonah.

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