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Octavia Lillian Irwin Merritt

Sparta, Christian County, Missouri, USA
Death 9 Nov 1992 (aged 100)
Polson, Lake County, Montana, USA
Burial Oldfield, Christian County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 175488738 · View Source
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Parents: Charles and Mary Katherine Monger Irwin.


Octavia Irwin Merritt, 100, formerly of Sparta, died Monday, November 9, 1992 at St. Joseph Nursing and Retirement Center in Polson.

She was born July 12, 1892 in Sparta, the daughter of Charles and Mary Monger Irwin. She lived in Sparta until 1922 when she and her husband moved to Colorado. They had nine children, and after her husband died she lived with her sons, moving to Montana to live with her son, Fred more than 20 years ago. Her accomplishments in life include being a mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, homemaker, gardener, and quiltmaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred; a daughter Lillian; and four sons, Frank, Joseph, Gordon, and George.

Surviving are four sons, including Fred A. Merritt of Kalispell; Kelly Merritt, Oregon City, Oregon; Robert Merritt, Santa Teresa, California; and Leonard Merritt, Tucson, Arizona; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Her remains will be sent to Ozark, Missouri for graveside services. Local arrangements are by Mosley-Shrider Funeral Home in Polson.

Services were held Thursday, November 12 in Old Boston Cemetery under the direction of Harris Colonial Chapel with the Rev Conrad Kitchell officiating.

(Contributed by Mabel Phillips)

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Octavia Lillian Irwin Merritt (12 Jul 1892–9 Nov 1992), Find A Grave Memorial no. 175488738, citing Old Boston Cemetery, Oldfield, Christian County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Roberta (contributor 47958125) .