MELISSA MERTON


MELISS A MERTO N Melissa "Yvonne" Merton, loving wife, mother, sister and aunt; age 64, Umatilla, FL. Yvonne (Turkall) Merton, a longtime Umatilla resident, died November 18, 2012, after sustaining injuries from an automobile accident. She was the wife of John Merton for 34 years. Born in Aliquippa, PA on March 14, 1948, Yvonne was the loving daughter of the late Patricia (Rogish) Turkall. In addition to her husband, survivors include her son, John Merton and her sister Rosalie Cosentino of FL. Yvonne was preceded in death by her brother Peter Turkall and her sister Catherine Zacharchuk. She leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Yvonne was employed at Spring Creek Elementary School as a third grade teacher where she was loved by the children. She was admired by her peers for her dedication to the teaching profession. Her career spanned 40 years. As she continues her journey with God, we will remember a generous free spirit who had a positive outlook, loved spending time with and cooking for her family and friends. She was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan, loved her dogs, gardening, and motorcycle riding. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a in her name. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, November 28th at 4pm at Beyers Funeral Home in Umatilla. Online condolences may be made at www. beyersfunera lhome. com Paid Obituary


Published in the TC Palm on Nov. 25, 2012