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Claire Merrild

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Claire Merrild

Albion - Claire Marie Merrild age 95 passed away peacefully with her family at her side on Sunday, July 8, 2018. She was born December 18, 1922 in Dowagiac, Michigan to Claire and Marie (Lyons) Gwilt. She married Lawrence Merrild on October 18, 1941 who preceded her on May 9, 2004.

The family came to Albion in 1955 opening the Albion Paint Spot where she worked behind the scenes doing the bookkeeping for the business and raising their family. Her family was her life; and strength was her core. She enjoyed cooking for family, shopping, politics and Artist paintings.

Claire is survived by her children, Jim (Marilyn), Jeff, Becky Hallin (Tom) and Andy; 8 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Visitation for family and friends will be Tuesday, July 10, 2018 from 5:00 - 7:00PM at J. Kevin Tidd

Funeral Home, 811 Finley Drive, Albion, Michigan 49224. Funeral Service will be Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at 11:00AM with Pastor David Habicht officiating, visitation will start one hour prior to service.

Interment will be at Riverside Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to Oaklawn Hospice or


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Published in Battle Creek Enquirer from July 10 to July 11, 2018
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