Joyce F. Merriman, 78


Joyce F. (Hartman) Merriman, 78, of Hillsboro, died on Wednesday, July 14, 2021, at Montgomery Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Taylor Springs.

Visitation will be held Friday, July 23, from 9:30 to 10 a.m. at Glendale Cemetery in Fillmore. Graveside services will follow, beginning at 10 a.m. at the cemetery with the Rev. Michael Plummer officiating. Miller Funeral Home in Vandalia is assisting the family.

Mrs. Merriman was born Oct. 2, 1942, in Decatur, to Dean Merrit and Lois Louise (McCamon) Hartman. She married Keith Earl Merriman on June 12, 1960, in Van Burensburg, and he preceded her in death on May 22, 2005.

A homemaker, she was a member of Liberty Baptist Church in Fillmore.

Mrs. Merriman is survived by her daughters, Kathy (Keith) Morris of Lebanon and Sandy (David) Townsend of Vandalia; son, Scott (Andrea) Merriman of Jefferson City, MO; seven grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and sisters, Judy Ambrose of Pana and Janet (Tom) Ervin of Hillsboro.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; and special friend, Dwight Kleinik.

Memorials may be directed to Second Chance Animal Rescue in rural Vandalia.

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