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Frances M. Silverthorne Merren

Death 25 Dec 2012 (aged 98)
Greenville, Montcalm County, Michigan, USA
Burial Belding, Ionia County, Michigan, USA
Memorial ID 6620416 · View Source
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GREENVILLE — Frances M. Merren, 98, of Greenville, passed away Christmas morning, Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012, at her home under the loving care of her family and Spectrum Health Hospice.

The daughter of Hugh and Lillian ( Sass) Silverthorne, she was born Dec. 2, 1914, in Greenville.

On June 6, 1935, in Greenville, she married Milton B. Merren and together they raised nine children and enjoyed 45 years of marriage until his passing on Jan. 9, 1981. She also was preceded in death by two brothers, Hugh "Bud" Silverthorne and Robert Silverthorne; two sisters, Donna Krampe and Dorothy Williams; a daughter-in-law, Diane A. Merren; two sons-in law, Cid Jasso and Lewis Barnes; two grandsons, Bernie Merren and Tom Keeler; a granddaughter, Kristina Anaka; a brother-in law, Carl Ingersoll; and two sisters- in- law, Patricia Silverthorne and Virginia Silverthorne.

Surviving are her children, Milton B. "Bud" Merren, Jr. of Hopkinsville, Ky., Joan and Dale Keeler, Terry and Evelyn Merren, all of Greenville, Marc and Colleen Merren of Belding, Margaret Barnes of Sheridan, Dave Merren of Saugatuck, Mike and Linda Merren, Carol Jasso, and Brian Merren, all of Greenville; over 100 grandchildren, great-grand-children, and great- great-grandchildren; two sisters; Virginia and Robert Lincoln, and Marjorie Ingersoll; and two brothers, Harry Silverthorne and Ethan Silverthorne, all of Greenville; and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Friday from 5 to 7 p. m. at Christiansen Cremation & Funeral Care, 511 S. Franklin St., Greenville, where funeral services will be held at 11 a. m. on Saturday. Burial will take place privately in Rest Haven Memory Gardens, Belding.

Instead of flowers, Frances would have appreciated con-tributions in her memory to Spectrum Health Hospice. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.

To send a message of sym-pathy, sign Mrs. Merren's online guest book or to share a favorite memory, please visit www.Christiansen Cares. com.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Frances M. Silverthorne Merren (2 Dec 1914–25 Dec 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6620416, citing Rest Haven Memory Gardens, Belding, Ionia County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Anonymous (contributor 24254493) .