December 5, 1919 - January 4, 2009
Myrtle Catherine Merriman, age 89, of Deckerville, died Sunday, January 4, 2009 in Autumnwood of Deckerville. She was born December 5, 1919 in Harbor Beach, the daughter of the late Maxwell and Grace (See) Powers. Her family moved to McGregor, MI., and ran the Powers Hardware Store for many years. She graduated from Deckerville High School in 1938. She then attended the Business College of Port Huron. On February 1, 1941 she married Frank Merriman in Deckerville. Together they operated a Holstein dairy farm in Deckerville on land where Frank was born. Their farm was designated a centennial farm in 1992. Myrtle and Frank were married 66 years. He preceded her in death on October 20, 2007. Myrtle was a lifelong member of the First Presbyterian Church in Deckerville, and a lifetime member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, computers, and especially being the family historian and corresponding with many friends and extended family members throughout the years. She mastered the computer at age 82 and was an avid emailer. Her kindness, cards, and generosity touched everyone she met. Myrtle?s cooking was legendary, especially her pies. She and her husband took in family, friends, and exchange students over the years. She was much loved by all and will be very much missed. Myrtle is survived by her only child, Phillip, his wife Diane (Burns Cameron) and her step-grandson, Scott T. Cameron. Also, surviving are her sisters-in-law, Ida Merriman Wagner and Margaret Sweet Merriman, her brother-in-law Willis ?Bill? (Ilene) Merriman and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Max Powers Jr., and Ronald Powers. Funeral services to celebrate the life of Myrtle C. Merriman will be 11:00 AM., Thursday, in the Apsey Funeral Home, your ?Legacy of Life? funeral home. Pastor Chris Wolf will officiate. Burial will be in Downing Cemetery. Visitation will be 3:00-8:00 PM., Wednesday. Memorials may be given to Deckerville 1st Presbyterian Church, Deckerville Community Hospital, or Autumnwood of Deckerville.
Myrtle Catherine Merriman, age 89, of Deckerville, died Sunday, January 4, 2009 in Autumnwood of Deckerville. She was born December 5, 1919 in Harbor Beach, the daughter of the late Maxwell and Grace (See) Powers. Her family moved to McGregor,... View Obituary & Service Information
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