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Virginia L. (Gaunt) Merrill

March 4, 1945 ~ September 16, 2021 (age 76)

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Calling Hours
September 19, 2021

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Sheets & Childs Funeral Home - Churubusco
206 North Main Street
Churubusco, IN 46723

Funeral Service
September 20, 2021

11:00 AM
Sheets & Childs Funeral Home - Churubusco
206 North Main Street
Churubusco, IN 46723

Virginia L Merrill, 76, of Wolcottville, passed away on September 16, 2021, at Parkview Noble Hospital in Kendallville. 

She was born in Fort Wayne, on March 4, 1945, to the late Edward and Mary (Lotter) Gaunt.  She spent her formative years in Fort Wayne, graduating from Northside High School in 1963.

Virginia was married to Steven B. Merrill in Fort Wayne, on December 26, 1966.  The couple lived throughout Southern Indiana. They settled in Noble county in 1980.

She was previously a member at Churubusco United Methodist Church. She most recently attended Helmer United Methodist Church. Virginia loved quilting and reading.

Virginia is survived by her husband of 54 years, Steven Merrill; two daughters, Elizabeth (John) Pilnock and Megan (John) Krider; her sister, Nancy (Joel) Fremion; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Caitlin Merrill on October 6, 1994.

Services will take place at Sheets and Childs Funeral Home, Churubusco Chapel, on Monday September 20, 2021, at 11:00 a.m., with calling one hour prior to the service.

The family will also receive friends on Sunday, September 19, 2021, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Burial is taking place at Christian Chapel Cemetery, Merriam.

Memorials to Helmer United Methodist Church or Noble County Public Library.

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