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Frances L. Mertz

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Frances L. Mertz
85, of Navarre, passed away on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at Country Lawn Nursing Home. She was born in Canton, Ohio on June 28, 1928 and was the daughter of Rome and Myrtle (Van Kirk) Moegling. They preceded her in death. She was a member of Holy Family Parish in Brewster and was the church's organist when it was formerly St. Therese Catholic Church.
Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William A. Mertz in 1991 and her brother, John 'Jack' Moegling. She is survived by her daughter, Denise Barber; her son, John W. Mertz; her grandchildren, Jason (Megan) Grisez, Sean (Lori) Grisez, Danyelle Carr and Chelsey Carr; her great-grandchildren, Ethan, Isaac, Rowan, Morgan and Madison; and her sister, Mary Catherine Miller.
Funeral services will take place on Monday at 10:30 a.m. at the Paquelet Funeral Home with Fr. Edward Beneleit officiating. Burial will follow at St. Peter's Cemetery in Canton. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday from 2-4 p.m. Memorial contributions are suggested in her name to the Stark County Humane Society, P.O. Box 7077, Canton, OH 44705, the 408 9th St. SW, Canton, OH 44707 or the , 4500 Rockside Road #440, Independence, OH 44131. To leave an online condolence, please visit
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Published in The Repository on May 30, 2014
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