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Dorothy M. Merkey
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Obituary for Dorothy M. Merkey

Dorothy M. Merkey, 92, of Myerstown, died Monday, February 6, 2017 at StoneRidge Poplar Run, Myerstown.

She was the wife of Miles D. Merkey, who died March 9, 2005.

Born in Lebanon on July 16, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Emanuel I. and Edna E. (Moyer) Reber.

Dorothy was employed at Publix Shirt Co., Myerstown, for 18 years, retiring in 1973.

She was a member of Myerstown UCC, a lifetime member of the Mt. Aetna Fire Co., and enjoyed gardening, traveling, and spending time with her nieces and nephews.

Dorothy is survived by a nephew, Harry, husband of Nancy Merkey, of Jonestown; nieces, Shirley, wife of Delbert Kohr, of Lebanon, Linda, wife of John Martin, of Lebanon, and Arlene, wife of Michael Giorgio, of Lebanon. She was preceded in death by a brother, William Reber, and a sister, Florence Reber.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Grose Funeral Home, 358 W. Washington Ave., Myerstown, with a viewing beginning at 10 a.m. Interment will be at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Myerstown.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Church Improvement Fund of Myerstown UCC, 304 W. Main Ave., Myerstown, PA 17067.

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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Grose Funeral Home, Inc.

358 W. Washington Ave.
Myerstown, PA 17067

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11:00 AM
Grose Funeral Home, Inc.

358 W. Washington Ave.
Myerstown, PA 17067

Cemetery Details


Mt. Hope Cemetery

Memorial Contribution

"Church Improvement Fund" of Myerstown UCC

304 W. Main Ave.
Myerstown, PA 17067

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