Obituaries

Earl Merrill

November 19, 1935 - December 1, 2018

U.S. Veteran

Service Date: December 7, 2018

Funeral Home Hidden Valley Funeral Home of Excelsior Springs

Earl Nelson Merrill, 83, of Rayville, passed away Saturday, December 1, 2018, at home.

Visitation will be Friday, December 7, 2018, from 1-2 pm at Hidden Valley Funeral Home of Excelsior Springs, followed by a Memorial Service at 2:00 pm.

Earl was born on November 19, 1935, in Wathena, KS. He is the son of the late Earl Nelson Sr. and the late Rena Mae (Stewart) Merrill. He married Beverly Green on December 23, 1954 at Wornall Baptist Church, Kansas City, Missouri.

Earl worked for Ford Motor Company as a inspector for his entire career, he retired in 2003. Beverly and Earl loved to travel, but most of all, just be in each others in company. Earl was an avid hunter of duck and geese and when the summer came around, he could be caught throwing a line in fishing. He had a heart of gold and was always surprising Beverly with presents. For Earls birthday, he had to have his favorite divinity fudge. Earl and Beverly did not have any children of their own but became a second set of parents to their dear friends, Mary Ann and Guy Millers, children.

Beverly would like to thank all of Shirkey Hospice Staff for all their support.

Earl will be dearly missed by many friends.

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