OBITUARY

Beverly Jean Merriner

August 2, 1936April 28, 2018
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Beverly Jean Merriner, 81, of Traverse City, passed away Saturday, April 28, 2018 at her home. Beverly was born on Aug. 2, 1936 in Rosebud, South Dakota, and spent her childhood there. She moved to Interlochen as a young girl and graduated from St. Francis School in Traverse City in 1954. In April 1954 she married Charles H. Merriner. He preceded her in death on Aug. 22, 2014. As a young girl she helped on the family ranch in Interlochen. After raising her children she went to work at the Coast Guard Station in Traverse City, which she enjoyed. After retirement she took pleasure in her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and even her great-great-grandchildren. She called them her pride and joy. She was a member of St. Francis Church, followed by St. Patrick Church and finally St. Mary of Hannah Church in Kingsley. Bev loved going to the casino, playing card games on her phone or laptop, playing bingo and going thrift shopping with her family. She is survived by her children, Yvonne (Dennis) Fashbaugh, Debra Merriner and Charles (Lora) Merriner. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, seven great-great-grandchildren and siblings, Betty (Pat) Hinds, Walter (Patty) Thompson, Ron (Carol) Thompson, Cliff Thompson and Stan (Sandy) Thompson. Also her best friend and pride and joy, Bandit, survives and will miss her deeply. Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by two daughters, Mona Marie and Connie Lynn Fullerton. A funeral Mass will be held on Friday, May 4, 2018 at 11 a.m. from St. Mary of Hannah Church in Kingsley. Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 4 at the Covell Funeral Home in Traverse City from 4 to 8 p.m., with the rosary prayed at 7 p.m., and at the church on Friday beginning at 10 a.m. Interment will be at St. Mary of Hannah Cemetery. Memorial contributions are appreciated to St. Joseph's Indian School, PO Box 326, Chamberlain, SD 57326. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Covell Funeral Home of Traverse City.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, May 3, 2018
  • Rosary Thursday, May 3, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Friday, May 4, 2018
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Beverly Jean Merriner

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Deborah Vogel

May 1, 2018

Bev and I were at the old osteopathic hospital in Traverse City and we were telling funny stories, because ,we had to keep an eye on her mother at the time who had cataract surgery and we laughed so loud ,nurses came in and yelled at us and Bev turned to me ,and said were we really laughing that loud! And we ,started laughing all over again. She was a very kind and true lady! I know all that knew her ,will miss her dearly, now that heaven has her! Bonnie,Debby, and Chuckie I am so deeply sorry for your great loss!

Brian Moore

April 30, 2018

I am sorry to hear about your loss. May the hope found at Acts 24:15 bring you comfort during this difficult time.

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