Eloise Sunderman Merrick, 96, died peacefully at home Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, with her husband of 70 years, Dr. John Merrick, by her side. Memorial service was held at Grace First Presbyterian Church, Weatherford.
Eloise was born in Ohio on March 18, 1916. She lived in Arlington, Va., during her young life. She attended Miami University of Ohio. In 1946, Eloise and John moved to Weatherford, where he opened his medical practice. For 66 years she was a member of Grace First Presbyterian Church where she served as elder and deacon. Eloise enjoyed her sewing group, Girl Scouts, PTA, Presbyterian Women and United Way activities. In 1998 she was named Volunteer of the Year by the Parker County Committee on Aging for her many years of service to Meals on Wheels. She was preceded in death by her son, John Merrick Jr. Survivors: Husband, John Blake Merrick; children, Janice and Mac Smith, and Susan Bossert of Pine, Ariz.; niece, Emily Carnesi and Gary Brandt of Dripping Springs; grandchildren, Laura Merrick of Golden, Colo., Melissa Merrick of Anchorage, Alaska, Lesley and Matt Sanders of Portland, Ore., Ellen and Schuyler Yost of Dallas, Susan and Tim Barnes of Fort Worth and Josh and Lori Bossert of Phoenix, Ariz.; great-grandchildren, Ted and Blake Yost; and sisters, Carol Howell of Williamsport, Md., and Shirley Kostik of Arlington, Va.
Created by: David McClellan Record added: Mar 13, 2013
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