Lois Ann <I>Stiver</I> Merry

Lois Ann Stiver Merry

Death 9 Dec 2009 (aged 90–91)
Burial Martha Furnace, Centre County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 46402322 · View Source
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Lois was raised in Martha Furnace, Centre County, Pennsylvania, as the middle-born among the 14 children of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Roy Stiver, on their farm. She graduated from Port Matilda High School, and worked at State College. She married and later divorced Walter C. Merry. She had two children and raised her family in McKeesport. A life-long homemaker, she was a dedicated volunteer at McKeesport Hospital for decades. She returned to Martha Furnace in 1984, where she relished life in Bald Eagle Valley with community events, gardening, and especially wild turkey-sightings. She enjoyed singing in the State College Seniors Choir for several years. In 2008, she moved to the Eagle Valley Personal Care Home in Milesburg. She was a member of the Bald Eagle Baptist Church. She passed away at her residence in Centre Crest, Bellefonte, from heart failure. She is survived by her two children, Marcia Merry (Robert L.) Baker, of Leesburg, Va.; Richard W. (Yvonne) Merry, of White Oak, Pa.; one grand-daughter, Kim Dunlevy, of White Oak; three great-grandchildren, Ryan Sance, Corey and Casey Dunlevy, of White Oak; her former husband, Walter C. Merry, of Irwin; three sisters, Mrs. Julia Zins, of Port Richey, Fla.; Mrs. Betty Vydra, of Chicago; Mrs. Wanda Dillen, of Erie; and two brothers, John Stiver, of Lock Haven and Norman Stiver, of Philipsburg. Preceding her in death were four brothers, Harry Stiver, Walter Stiver, Samuel Stiver and Elmer Stiver; and four sisters, Elva Alexander, Mona McMonagle, Helene Spackman, and Beatrice Andrews.


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  • Find a Grave Memorial 46402322
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lois Ann Stiver Merry (1918–9 Dec 2009), Find a Grave Memorial no. 46402322, citing Williams Cemetery, Martha Furnace, Centre County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave (contributor 8) .