Bessie Lee Merrill, 83, of Northfield OH, passed away on Monday, May 3, 2021, at the Holy Family Home in Parma OH.|
She was born January 9, 1938 at Rocksdale, West Virginia, a daughter of the late Slathiel and Audra Starcher Carpenter. She was a homemaker.
Bessie is survived by her children, Joyce Luba of Northfield, Anna (John) Otto of Middleburg Heights OH, Roy Dale (Shannon) Merrill of Akron OH, and Ricky Lee Merrill of Northfield; a sister, Linda Kincaid of Spencer WV; a brother, Victor Carpenter of Calhoun County WV; grandchildren, Amanda, Rachel, Ian, Max, and Trystin;
step-grandchildren, Aryk and Steven; and several great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Roy E. Merrill; a son, Kenneth Merrill; and her siblings. Eloise, Barbara, Daisy and Ken.
Service will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, May 6, 2021 at the Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home in Spencer with Pastor Jack Roberts officiating.
Burial will follow in the Starcher Cemetery in Calhoun County. Visiting hours are Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer WV is providing arrangements.
Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.taylorvandalefuneralhome.com