MITCHELL - Vera Imogene "Jeanie" Merry, 79, Mitchell, passed away peacefully at 3:15 p.m. Sunday, May 1, 2011 at White River Lodge in Bedford following a lengthy illness.
Born Feb. 29, 1932, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Orland and Josephine (Hicks) Merry.
She was a homemaker, resided most of her life in the Mitchell area, and graduated from Huron High School in 1950. Jeanie was a member of the Huron Church of God.
She is survived by: daughter, Vicki Jean Porter, Florida; brothers, Walter E. Merry and wife, Rosie, Mitchell, Frances W. Merry and wife, Gayla, Orleans, and Donald Merry, Bedford; sisters, Barbara Waltz and husband, Paul, Columbus, Shirley Smith, California, Doris Flath, Bloomfield, Darlene Sullivan and husband, Gary, Mitchell, Kathy Wineinger, French Lick; several nieces and nephews.
She was the adopted grandmother of Nicole Grissom and family of Springville.
Her parents; brother, Norman Merry; and two nephews and one niece preceded her in death.
She was a dear and special person with a quick wit and a caring personality.
All who knew her were blest to have her in their lives. She is loved and greatly missed.
A private graveside service will be at Huron Cemetery with the Rev. Larry Smoot officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com .