J. F. Ott Funeral Home, Inc.
805 Pennsylvania Ave
Irwin, PA 15642
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1925 - 2018 Obituary Condolences

Age 92, of North Huntingdon on Thursday, August 9, 2018 in the Woodhaven Care Center, Monroeville. Born September 12, 1925, to the late Louis and Elizabeth (Coder) Kohl. Prior to her retirement she was employed for 20 years as a key punch operator for the former Murrysville Telephone Company ALLTEL, and she also worked as a key punch operator Fisher Scientific, of Pittsburgh. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church, in Irwin and its Funeral Choir and the Women's Guild/Christian Mothers. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, William K. Merrell; a son, William R. Merrell; daughters, Dolores "Chris" Merrell Sosinski, infant Sylvia Merrell; son-in-law, Robert Fike; a brother, Al Kohl; and sisters, Louise, Kathleen, Desales, Margaret and Marie. Beloved mother of Rosemarie Fike, of Coulters, Richard P. (Kimberly) Merrell, of Mt. Pleasant, Jeffrey (Loretta) Merrell, of AZ, Susan (James) Zugaro, of Trafford and George Merrell, of Irwin; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a brother, Francis Kohl, of OH and several nieces and nephews, family and neighbors. Isabella was an avid Pittsburgh Steeler and Pirate fan. Friends will be received 2 to 4 and 7-9 p.m., Wednesday at the OTT FUNERAL HOME INC., 805 Pennsylvania Ave., Irwin. Parting prayers will be held 9:00 a.m., Thursday in the funeral home followed by a 9:30 a.m., Mass of Christian Burial celebrated in the Immaculate Conception Church.  Interment will follow in the Penn Lincoln Memorial Park, North Huntingdon. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations may be made to the family c/o Rosemarie Fike P.O. Box 107 Coulters, PA 15028. There will be a celebration of life gathering at the Hartford Heights Fire Hall after the burial.  To send on line condolences please visit www.ottfuneralhome.com

Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Aug. 12 to Aug. 13, 2018
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