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Mary Lou Merritt

September 11, 1926 — February 14, 2019

Mary Lou Merritt age 92, of Greenville, passed away Thursday evening, February 14, 2019, at Green Acres Assisted Living, Greenville. She was born September 11, 1926, in Greenville, the daughter of Samuel Arthur & Eloise Fay (Derby) Whiters. She was a member of the American Legion Post #101, Greenville, 1944 graduate of Greenville High School, an avid golfer, volunteer at United Memorial Hospital as a Gray Lady, the Red Hat Society, Squires Club, First Congregational Church and Winslow Circle, worked for Camp DeVries Tire, a life member of the Flat River Museum and the Greenville Senior Center and was a former resident of Country Meadows in Plant City. Mary Lou is survived by her son Jeff (Celeste) Wolverton of Middleville; daughters Kathryn (Tom) Fisk of Gowen and Vicki (Mike) Arntz of Greenville; 9 grandchildren Lisa (Rex) Brown, Shelly Wolverton, Erin (Ryan) Bollman, Chad (Dora Bussey) Arntz, Andrew (Molly Jo) Arntz, Molly (Ryan) Burnett, Shayne (Julie) Ward, Steve (Stacy) Ward and Katie Persons; 19 great grandchildren; stepchildren Greg (Kathy) Merritt and Doug Merritt and her beloved dog Molly. She was preceded in death by her first husband Charles H. “Chuck” Wolverton on August 21, 1980, second husband Leo “Red” Merritt on April 14, 2005, sisters Georgia Smith, Margaret Whiters and Kathryn Whiters and step daughter Sandy Tobey. A special thanks to Linda Petersen, Patrice Fulton-Peacock and Judy VanSyckle for their loyal friendship. Memorial Services will be 3 PM Sunday, February 24, 2019 at the First Congregational Church, Greenville with Claude Johnson officiating. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made in Mary Lou’s name to the First Congregational Church Youth Group 126 E. Cass Street, Greenville, MI 48838 or the charity of your choice.
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