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B. Ann Mertz


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B. Ann Mertz Obituary
Mertz, B. Ann
1931 - 2017
B. Ann Mertz, 85, formerly of Powell, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, September 5, 2017 in the home of her daughter in Atlanta. Ann was born in Columbus, Ohio to Francis and Tacy Armstrong on September 29, 1931. Ann was known for her sharp wit and great sense of humor. She was a friend to many—it was often said that she never met a stranger. Ann took much pride in her labor of love, restoring and rejuvenating 8 old, forlorn farmhouses. She was revered for her ability to turn any lonely space into a lovely, warm, and cozy home, admired by all who entered. Ann is preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Robert Armstrong. Ann is survived by her daughters, Teri Meider and Pegge Riley (Tim Snyder); granddaughters, Tacy Flaherty (Zach Longstreet) and Anna Meider; sisters Patty (Bill) White and Pegge (Warren) Axline; nieces and nephews; her four beloved kitties; and so many dearly-loved and treasured friends. In lieu of flowers, loved ones are encouraged to make a donation in her name to a . Charities near and dear to Ann are the Delaware County Humane Society, Powell Branch of the Delaware County Library, the STEP Program at www.SageCenterAtlanta.com, and pet rescue at www.BestFriends.org. A memorial service will be held in her honor on Saturday, October 14, from 2–6 p.m. at The Arts Castle, 190 W. Winter St., Delaware, OH 43015.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Sept. 9, 2017
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