Helen  Merrell

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Helen L. Merrell, 87, Fort Wayne, formerly of Young America, passed away at 4:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016, at Sage Bluff Health and Rehabilitation Center in Fort Wayne. She was born on Sept. 29, 1929, in Howard County, to Willard and Olive (Stout) Moore. On Aug. 5, 1950, Helen married Gilbert R. Merrell; he preceded her in death. Helen was a 1947 Ervin High School graduate. She was a dedicated wife, mother, and homemaker and worked for Anderson Abstract Co., Kokomo, and Young America Feed & Grain. Helen was a member of Upper Deer Creek Church, Galveston. Survivors include children Deborah (Bruce) MacPherson of Fort Wayne, and Jeff (Traca) Merrell of Young America; grandchildren Brad (Lindsey) MacPherson, Daniel (Carmen) MacPherson, Grant (Megan) Merrell, and Lauren Whitney Merrell; seven great-grandchildren, Reed and Emme MacPherson, Jack, Nolan, and Alanna MacPherson, Cotton and Phoebe Merrell; brother, Howard (Carmen) Moore of Burlington; and sister, Mae May of Chicago, Illinois. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one daughter-in-law, five brothers and three sisters. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, at Upper Deer Creek Church, 5019 E. 1400 South, Galveston, with Pastor Grant Merrell and Pastor Joe Coffin officiating. Burial will follow at North Union Cemetery, Howard County. Friends may visit with the family from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the church before the funeral. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be given to the Upper Deer Creek Church. Online condolences may be left at www.stoutandson.com. Stout & Son Funeral Home is assisting the family with the funeral arrangements.
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Published on November 23, 2016
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