ENGLEWOOD - Carma Rae (Humbarger) Merkert, 70, of Englewood, passed away Sunday, July 28, 2013, at Hospice of Dayton.
She was born Aug. 31, 1942, in St. Louis, Mo., daughter of the late Walter and Mary Kathryn (Miller) Humbarger.
Carma is survived by her devoted husband and caregiver of 49 years, Jack Merkert; beloved children, son Larry (Julie) Merkert of Troy and daughter, Wendy Merkert of Canton; grandchildren, Alex (Lisa) Merkert, Ben and Chad Merkert; sisters, Dianne (Dominic) Mazzeppi of San Diego, Calif., and Eileen Davis of Vandalia; and many nieces, nephews and other extended family.
She was preceded in death by three sisters, Joyce Hootman, Dawn Herbert and Elaine Humbarger.
She graduated from Fairborn High School in 1960 and worked as a research librarian for several years at the University of Dayton Research Institute in addition to being a homemaker.
She had a great love for animals, music and literature that she passed on to her children and went out of her way to help those in need.
She will be deeply loved and missed.
A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, at Fisher-Cheney Funeral Home, Troy, with the Rev. Dr. Richard Culp officiating. Interment will be in Casstown Cemetery in Casstown. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 10-11 a.m. Thursday one hour prior to the service.
Contributions may be given in her memory to Hospice of Dayton, American Cancer Society or Humane Society of Greater Dayton.
Condolences may be left for the family at www.fisher-cheneyfuneralhome.com.
Fisher Cheney Funeral Home
1124 W. Main St. Troy, OH 45373