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April 13, 2013

Marilyn Huff to retire after 40 years

CLINTON — After working 40 years, four months and three days in the clerk’s office, Clerk of Courts Marilyn Huff, 73, of Clinton, will be retiring May 3.

Marilyn started in the in the office in 1973 as a bookkeeper. She had been working at Northeast High School for 11 years when the principal’s father, who was the planning and zoning commissioner, put in a good word for her.

She remembers her small desk and the calculator she had to borrow. At that time, the office was still under the county’s purview. The clerk of courts office was taken over by the state around 1986, a year after Marilyn took on the clerk position.

“It’s just never boring. No two things are ever the same,” Marilyn said. “I just like my job.”

The office handles criminal and small claims files, as well as traffic, probate and juvenile cases. Marilyn and her staff also handle substance abuse cases, protection orders, adoptions, name changes and other cases. The office hopes to become paperless in the next couple of years with an electronic data management system.

“It’s been real good working for the state,” Marilyn said.

Employee Caroline Ebensberger has worked with Marilyn for 23 years. She feels Marilyn is a clerk who really works hard and enjoys her job, instead of simply supervising. Ebensberger feels that Marilyn will miss the work because she loves it so much.

After sitting outside of her office all of these years, Ebensberger will miss her boss. She added that Marilyn has been a good boss and a good friend through the years.

Marilyn will miss her job, but feels she has been in the office long enough. She added it is time to get some fresh blood in the position. She will miss her staff the most. All of the current employees in the office were hired by Marilyn.

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