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Marcella B. Merrill
February 23, 1925—February 23, 2019
“Beloved mother, grandmother, and Nana”
ROULETTE, Pa.---Marcella was born in Shelter Island, New York and was raised in Greenport, New York where she attended school and later married John Merrill of Amagansett, New York.
She is survived by Marjorie Ruthenberg (daughter), James Ruthenberg (Marjorie’s husband), Mark Merrill (son), Elizabeth Merrill (Mark’s wife) and was preceded in death by her son, Loren Merrill. She is survived by many loving grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. Marcella’s grandchildren, Dawn Kent and Emily Shaw, were fortunate to have her presence in raising three great-grandchildren (Dawn & Kenny Kent’s children, Christa and Joshua Kent, and Emily Shaw’s son, Elijah Gant). Mark and Elizabeth Merrill’s children (Marcella’s grandchildren), Rebecca, Cole, Andrew, and Violet were also survived by her. Our family was blessed to be able to watch Marcella love and raise great-great-grandchild, Aliyah Kent (Christa Kent’s daughter).
All of Marcella’s family were originally from Long Island, New York before they departed to several locations including Roulette, PA and Port Allegany, PA.
Marcella was loved by all and will leave many cherished memories and imprints in the people’s lives that she touched. She was a kind, compassionate, caring and generous woman who was graced by God to find peace at home alongside her family.
Family and friends are invited to attend a celebration of life from 12 noon to 2 pm on Saturday, March 23, 2019, at the Riverside United Methodist Church, River Street, Roulette.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cole Memorial Home Health and Hospice, 102-108 South Main Street, Coudersport, PA 16915.
Marcella’s family has entrusted her care and cremation arrangements to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, Pa.
To express condolences or share a fond memory of Marcella, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com
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