Merle Silkwood
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Merle Silkwood, 87, of Nederland, Texas passed away Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at St. Mary Hospital in Port Arthur, Texas. She was born in Kilgore, Texas on June 24, 1926 to the late Frank Biggs and Jimmie Jewel Meadows Biggs. She was a retired employee of Nederland State Bank and a member of First Baptist Church in Nederland. Funeral services will be held at Melancons Funeral Home in Nederland on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Dr. Jason Burden officiating. Interment will follow at Oak Bluff Memorial Park in Port Neches. A gathering of family and friends will be held on Friday, April 4, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Merle is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Billie Maurice Silkwood; and her daughter, Karen Silkwood. She is survived by her daughters, Rosemary Smith and husband, Bob of Mont Belview and Linda Vincent and husband, Matt of Port Neches; her brother, Jimmy Biggs and wife, Thelma of Hobbs, New Mexico; 8 grandchildren; and several great- grandchildren. Details and registry available at

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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Apr. 4, 2014.
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April 7, 2014
she walks in the light with Karen and the angels
April 4, 2014
Merle and Bill were wonderful people and the best neighbors anyone could hope to have. My first husband Bill Henderson and I lived next door to them till'94 and it was so hard to tell them we were moving. Prays to her family.
Lisa Henderson Granger
April 4, 2014
Prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.
Love you,
Sue Baker
April 4, 2014
I never knew Mrs. Silkwood - but her legacy an awesome one. Her progeny have stood tall in the face of great evil and because their courage refused to bend - many people have lived better lives. I pray for the family as they face this loss. Prayers!!
Cheryl Bean
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