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Bonnie Merritt

Bonnie Marie Merritt of Pierceton, Indiana went home to be with the Lord at 9:20 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017 at her residence at the age of 81.

She was born on September 2, 1936 in Wabash, Indiana to Arnold Roxy Eubank and Catherine Marie (Grossnickle) Eubank. On August 5, 1955 in North Manchester, Indiana she was married to James Oscar Merritt, who passed away on April 12, 2013. They were married for 58 years.

Bonnie was a 1954 graduate of Central High School in North Manchester, Indiana. She was a hard worker her entire life and along with her husband, she helped to provide for her family. Over the years she had worked in various factories, and was also a cook at Central Jr. High in North Manchester. She was a member of Lakeland Grace Brethren Church of Warsaw. She will be dearly missed by her friends and family.

She will be lovingly remembered by her two daughters: Christine (husband Jeff) Rodgers (Roseburg, Oregon); Barbara (husband Scott) Dawes (Urbana, Indiana); two sons: Michael (wife Cindy) Merritt (Turner, Oregon); David L. Merritt (Pierceton, Indiana); and her son-in-Law: Doug Davenport (Prairie Grove, Arkansas). She also leaves behind 12 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; and her sister: Ethel (husband Ernie) MacQuiery (Florida). She was preceded in death by her brother James Eubank, her parents, an infant sister, and her daughter Cathy Davenport in 2014.

Visitation will be held on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017 from 4-7 p.m. at Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home, 225 Argonne Rd., Warsaw, Indiana.

Her funeral service will be conducted on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017 at 10 a.m. at Lakeland Grace Brethren Church, 2538 South County Farm Rd., Warsaw, Indiana and officiated by Pastor Russell Simpson. A graveside service will follow at Ulrey Memorial Cemetery in Silver Lake, Indiana.

Memorial donations may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Indiana Chapter, 50 E. 91st St., Suite 100, Indianapolis, Indiana 46240 and would be appreciated by his family.

Online condolences may be sent through the funeral home’s website at www.redpathfruthfuneralhome.com