I just went through Merrill yesterday, for the first time in many, many years. I was thinking about Mrs. Perry and her ceramic shop and wondering about her. I used to do ceramics there back in the '80's. My dad died in 1985 at age 41. She let me talk about him as I worked on ceramics and had much compassion and understanding for our family. She was a sweet lady. Prayers to her loved ones as they mourn their loss of her.