Blanch E. <I>Phillips</I> Merriam

Blanch E. Phillips Merriam

Birth
Kelley, Story County, Iowa, USA
Death 2 Jul 1989 (aged 79)
Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, USA
Burial Ogden, Boone County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 44315769 · View Source
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Obituary from The Des Moines Register, Des Moines, Iowa
July 4, 1989

Funeral services for Blanch Merriam, 79, were held Wednesday, July 5, 1989 at the Community United Methodist Church. Rev. Lon Lewis officiated. Mrs. Merriam died Sunday, July 1, at the Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines.

Cathy Aldrich, organist, accompanied Gene Aldrich, who sang "Ivory Palaces." Flowers were cared for by Mary and Eva Burgess, Mrs. Carl Hagge, and Lenore Elliott. Casket bearers were Roger Christensen, Rex Christensen, Paul Christensen, Stan Williams, Carl Hagge, and Dean Ohlson. Honorary bearer was Bill Sparks.

Blanch Merriam was born November 3, 1909 in Kelley, the daughter of Charles and Selma Peterson. She married O.W. Merriam October 6, 1949 in Des Moines. Blanch was a member of the Community United Methodist Church.

Survivors are four sisters and brothers-in-law, Betty and Bill McKee of Boone; Flora and Drexel Wheeler of Atlanta, Georgia; Edith and Joe Nordine of Madrid; and Edna and Winfield Rosenburger of Ames; and a brother, Charles of Rock Island, Illinois.

She was preceded in death by her husband, two brothers, and one sister. Burial was at Glenwood Cemetery, Ogden, Iowa.


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  • Created by: Mayflower 46
  • Added: 14 Nov 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 44315769
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Blanch E. Phillips Merriam (3 Nov 1909–2 Jul 1989), Find A Grave Memorial no. 44315769, citing Glenwood Cemetery, Ogden, Boone County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Mayflower 46 (contributor 47003187) .