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Rachel Levere MerryPassing: April 2, 2023


Chastain Funeral Home

Funeral Service

Thursday, April 6th @ 1:00pm


Chastain Funeral Home

Thursday, April 6th @ 11:00am-1:00pm


Huron Cemetery

Thursday, April 6th

ORLEANS – Rachel Levere Merry, 46, passed away Sunday, April 2, 2023, at IU Health Bedford Hospital.

Born October 21, 1976, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Ricky Merry and Lynnette Fleetwood. 

Rachel attended Grace Tabernacle Apostolic Church and loved being with her family. She enjoyed gardening, flowers, antiques, and remodeling her home with her mother.

Surviving are her children, Jyson Way Garland of Springville, Rayden Grace Duncan of Orleans, and Frankie Lavena Jean Duncan of Orleans; siblings, Rickie (Marcia) Merry, Jr. of Orleans, Destiny Gayle Southworth of Oolitic, Elisha Yvonne (Jason) Bendett of Mitchell; mother, Lynette Gayle Fleetwood of Orleans; maternal grandparents, Rachel and Kenny Allen of Orleans and Otto and Nancy Fleetwood of Bedford; paternal grandmother, Mildred Henderson of Mitchell.

She is also survived by several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.                              

Her father and paternal grandfather, Frank Merry, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, April 6, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Pastor Daniel Jones of Grace Tabernacle officiating.  Burial will follow in Huron Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the funeral home.

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8 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Bob and Reva Hudson | Bedford Indiana
    Date: April 7, 2023
    Prayers of sympathy and love
  2. Guest: Lisa Hill | Bedford, IN
    Date: April 6, 2023
    I have known Rachels brother for so many years.we worked at the same place so if u dont care to pass it along to him that im deeply sorry about his loss and there r no words i can give him to help him and the family to make this any easier on anyone. Just stay strong and keep ur head im sure thats what ur sister would want u to do. Sincerely, Lisa Hill-Hughes
  3. Guest: Carolena | Bedford Indiana
    Date: April 6, 2023
    I met her through her mom I watched her struggle trying to fix food for her children and just stay strong. She was a good person and her mom loved her through it all she’s had some rough times but she’s also has some good time so thankful that her mom got to spend the last few months with her we know she’s in heaven and we’re thankful for that is such a blessing
  4. Guest: Carla Yother | Orleans Indiana
    Date: April 6, 2023
    My memories of you are cherished. Rest well with the Lord. You will be missed. ❤❤❤
  5. Guest: Heather Hanner | Mitchell Indiana
    Date: April 5, 2023
    I went to junior high school with Rachel and I would spend the night with her at her dad's house across from O'Brian and I'd go to her mother's house too in Orleans and stay there also. I went to a poison concert with her i remember her dad drove us she was so excited it was her favorite band at that time. She always beautiful and had a wonderful laugh I will always remember her. My prayers for all of you.
  6. Guest: Melanie Manion | Bedford, IN
    Date: April 5, 2023
    Rest in Peace, Rachel. My deepest condolences to your family.
  7. Guest: Lisa (Passmore) Zaragoza | Florida
    Date: April 5, 2023
    So sorry for your loss Lynette. My prayers are with and your family. Praying comfort and healing.
  8. Guest: Carri Gregory | Bedford, Indiana
    Date: April 5, 2023
    Rachel was a amazing woman. I have so many memories of us together. It's so sad she was still so young. Rip beautiful