Archive for Thursday, November 29, 2001

Margie E. Merritt


November 29, 2001

Services for Margie E. Merritt, 86, Lawrence, were Saturday, Nov. 24, at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Mrs. Merritt died Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2001, at her home.

She was born July 26, 1915, in Clay Center, the daughter of Albert and Edna (Bishop) Eye. She grew up in Clay Center and attended Clay Center schools. She moved to Lawrence from Linwood in 1951.

Mrs. Merritt was a homemaker.

She attended North Lawrence Christian Church.

She married Eugene Morris Merritt on July 11, 1940, in Clay Center. He died Aug. 15, 1984.

Survivors include two sons, Robert Merritt and Phillip Merritt, both of Lawrence; three daughters, Margaret Jane Spillman, Lawrence, Patricia Ann Vena, Frontenac, and Cindy Sue Long, San Diego; a sister, Marion Rescoe, Lawrence; 13 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Two daughters, Barbara Ann Merritt and Sandra Jean Holladay, died earlier.

The family suggests memorials to Hospice Care of Douglas County or Douglas County Visiting Nurses Assn., sent in care of the funeral home.

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