Mary Anne Merritt(1946 - 2013)

Mary Anne Merritt

SHELBY: Mary Anne Merritt, age 68, resident of Shelby died Saturday, October 26, 2013 in Kindred Hospital, Mansfield, following a lingering illness.

Born September 30, 1946 in Shelby, she was the daughter of Aloysius and Mary (Jeffrey) Schiffer. A 1964 graduate of Shelby High School she married Ronnie L. Merritt on September 30, 1965. A homemaker, she was of the Catholic faith and a member of AARP.

A loving wife, Mary Anne cherished her family, enjoyed shopping and loved planting flowers. She was fond of cats and had a special place in her heart for Tiger, Mewey and Punkin.

In addition to her husband of 48 years, Ronnie Merritt of Shelby, she is survived by one brother, Jim Schiffer (special friend, Betty Taylor) of Bucyrus; nieces, nephews and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her parents and five brothers, George, John, Richard, Chuck and Anthony Schiffer.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 AM Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at the Barkdull Funeral Home in Shelby. Burial will take place in Most Pure Heart of Mary Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Monday from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. Memorial expressions may be made to the , P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.

On line condolences may be made at

Funeral Home

Barkdull Funeral Home
33 N Gamble St Shelby, OH 44875
(419) 342-6356

Published in the News Journal on Oct. 27, 2013