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Marjorie L. Merchant 1927-2015

LITCHFIELD - Marjorie L. Merchant, 88, formerly of Allen, passed away Thursday, October 1, 2015 at Heartland Health Care Center in Ionia MI. She was born March 19, 1927 in Cleveland OH to Willard and Esther (Abe) Schmitt. Marjorie attended Hillsdale College and will be remembered as a talented pianist. She also loved flowers and gardening. On May 15, 1948 she married Benjamin F. Merchant II and he preceded her in death January 8, 1991.

Survivors include her daughter, Catherine Merchant of Ionia; three sons, Benjamin F. (Karen) Merchant III of Ionia; Willard Allan (Faith) Merchant of Somerset; Paul Merchant; one sister, Carol (Richard) Petersen of Avon OH; two sisters-in-law, Toni Caldwell and Carol (Tom) Kent; three grandchildren, Jennifer Harbaugh; Elisa (George) Grace; Derek Merchant; three step-grandchildren, Mike (Monica) Alkema; Rosie (Mike) Trindle; Kristin Van Vliet; 10 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Graveside funeral services will be held Tuesday, 11:30 a.m., at Sunset View Cemetery, Jonesville, with Reverend Julie Yoder Elmore officiating. Visitation is scheduled Tuesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Eagle Funeral Home-George White Chapel, Litchfield.

Memorials are suggested to Hillsdale College. To view this obituary or send condolences, visit www.eaglefuneralhomes.com.
Published in The Hillsdale Daily News on Oct. 5, 2015
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