Byron Merrill


Byron LeRoy Merrill, born Aug. 13, 1921 at Winthrop, the son of Willis Hodge and Arley Higman Merrill, entered into his eternal rest on Saturday, January 23, 2010 at Buchanan County Health Center in Independence following a short illness. He was 88. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Della, and his brother Willis.
Survivors include two stepsons: Terry (Sharon) Fairchild of Winthrop, and Douglas (Kay) Fairchild of Sebring, Fla.; one stepdaughter Janet (Rick) Higgins of Winthrop; seven grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; one great great grandchild and other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, January 27, 2010 in the Church of Christ United at Winthrop with Pastor Dean Schlitter officiating.
Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal on Jan. 25, 2010