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Madeline Roth Merriman

Merriman, Madeline Roth age 94. After graduating from Lake Harriet and West High Schools and the University of Minnesota, she began her career teaching English and Latin in Michigan, outstate Minnesota and Edina Morningside High School. Her 60-year career with the American Red Cross began as assistant director of the Junior Red Cross, working with children in schools around the Minneapolis area. In 1956, she was one of two adults leading a nationwide team of 18 junior leaders to an international Red Cross meeting in the Netherlands and to the Red Cross headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. Over the years, she was promoted to numerous leadership positions in the local and national Red Cross chapters. After retiring, she continued as a volunteer training local chapters how to respond in emergency situations. She taught Sunday School and was a reader at Third Church of Christ Scientist in Mpls. As the wife of the Edina Public School's Athletic Director, she was one of Edina's biggest sports fans. Preceded in death by her parents, Arthur & Ida Roth; husband, Howard; siblings, Bernice, Almetta, Arthur Jr. and Gardner. Survived by sister, Elaine Carlson of Mpls and numerous loving nieces & nephews. Memorial service Monday, 1:30 PM, with visitation one hour before at the Washburn-McReavy Edina Chapel, W. 50th St. at Hwy 100. Private interment Lakewood Cemetery. Memorials are preferred to the American Red Cross-Minneapolis area chapter or Third Church of Christ Scientist. Washburn-McReavy Edina Chapel 952-920-3996
Published in Star Tribune from October 22 to October 23, 2011.
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