Mary Merritt Obituary

Mary Jane Merritt
Mary Jane Merritt
Mary Jane Merritt

June 14, 1920 - March 23, 2009
Born in Des Moines, IA
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Mary Jane Merritt, 88, died Monday, March 23, 2009 at Wesley Acres Health Care Center. She was a lifelong resident of Des Moines.

Mary Jane was born in Des Moines to Clarence and Ethyle Burke and graduated from East High School in 1938. On November 4, 1943 she was united in marriage to Ray Merritt in Philadelphia, PA. After the war, they returned to Des Moines to live. She was a homemaker and her greatest pleasure was taking care of her family and being with her friends.

Mary Jane is survived by her husband, Ray and daughter, Sandy (Larry) Daniels of Des Moines. She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Betty Vernon.

She had been in the nursing facility at Wesley Acres since early 2006. A private burial will be held at Resthaven Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Wesley Acres Endowment Fund, 3520 Grand Ave., Des Moines, Iowa 50312; Alzheimer's Association, 1730 28th Street, West Des Moines, Iowa 50266 or Westminster Presbyterian Church, 4114 Allison Ave., Des Moines, Iowa 50312 where Mary Jane was a 50-year member.

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Des Moines, IA US 50312