MITCHELL Vera Imogene “Jeanie” Merry, 79, Mitchell, passed away peacefully at 3:15 p.m. Sunday, May 1, 2011, at White River Lodge in Bedford following a lengthy illness.
Born February 29, 1932, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Orland and Josephine (Hicks) Merry.
She was a homemaker, resided most of her life in the Mitchell area, and graduated from Huron High School in 1950. Jeanie was a member of the Huron Church of God.
She is survived by: daughter,
Vicki Jean Porter, Florida
Walter E. Merry and wife, Rosie, Mitchell
Frances W. Merry and wife, Gayla, Orleans
Donald Merry, Bedford
Barbara Waltz and husband, Paul, Columbus
Shirley Smith, California
Doris Flath, Bloomfield
Darlene Sullivan and husband, Gary, Mitchell
Kathy Wineinger, French Lick
several nieces and nephews
She was the adopted grandmother of Nicole Grissom and family of Springville.
Her parents; brother, Norman Merry; and two nephews and one niece preceded her in death.
She was a dear and special person with a quick wit and a caring personality. All who knew her were blest to have her in their lives. She is loved and greatly missed.
A private graveside service was at Huron Cemetery Thursday, May 12, with Rev. Larry Smoot officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimers Association.