C. Irene Merryman died at Ball Pavillion on Saturday, February 9, 2013, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on January 27, 1919 to Mark and Maude (Sargarent) Shreve in Crawford Co. in the village of Tilliston Corners. Preceding her in death were her parents, a brother, Francis Shreve, a sister, Gladys Russell, a daughter, Mona Elaine Foote, her first husband, Vernon Hunter, and her second husband, Donald Merryman. She is survived by her daughter, Calla Joy Rose and her husband, Gerald, of Summit Twp., four grandchildren: Todd (Tracey) Jackson, Cynthia (Alec) Rushton, Joseph Linton, and Rebecca Linton, four great-grandchildren: Kyle and Lauren Jackson, Shawn Cessna, and Karen Kieffer, one great-great-granddaughter, Lillian Kieffer, and several nieces and nephews. Irene loved to be active. She traveled, square danced, went camping, was a Mall walker, played cards, and was a bowler. She was an accomplished seamstress; sewing all of her square dance dresses with matching shirts and ties for her partner. Private interment at Laurel Hill Cemetery at the convience of the family. Arrangements were handled by the Dusckas-Martin Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 4216 Sterrettania Rd. Memorial contribution may be made to Brevillier Village, 5416 East Lake Road, Erie, PA 16511.
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4216 Sterrettania Road Erie, PA 16506
Published in the Erie Times-News on Feb. 12, 2013