LIMA — Mrs. Juanita Rose Merriman, age 75, passed away on Thursday, July 13, 2017 at approximately 12:55 a.m. at St. Rita’s Medical Center.

Mrs. Merriman was born on Feb. 8, 1942 in Ada, to the union of Joseph Benson and Velvet (Hall) Dearth; both parents preceded her in death.

On Dec. 12, 1960 she was united in holy matrimony to Mr. Philip William Merriman who survives in Lima.

Mrs. Merriman worked as the Night Auditor for Comfort Inn. She was one of Jehovah’s Witnesses and attended the Lima East Congregation.

Besides her loving husband Philip, she leaves to cherish her precious memory a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Carroll; and four brothers, Joe Dearth, Ed Dearth, Bob Dearth and Sam Dearth.

A Service of Remembrance will be held on Saturday, July 22, at 4 p.m. at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 703 W. Bluelick Road with Brother Michael Skinner, officiating.

Visitation services will begin at 1 hour prior to services.

Services entrusted to: Jones-Clark Funeral Home, Inc.

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