Name: KENNETH MERRIMAN: 74 years old of St. Elmo, Illinois, a loving father, grandfather and great grandfather passed away on Thursday December 10, 2015, surrounded by his family at St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, Illinois.
Funeral Services will be conducted by the Rev. Olen Evans Monday December 14, 2015 at 12:00 noon at the First Baptist Church, of Brownstown, Illinois.
Visitation for family and friends will be held at the church beginning at 10:00 am or two hours before the funeral services.
Burial: will follow the funeral services at the Sidener Cemetery, rural Fayette County south of St. Elmo.
Kenneth Murl Merriman was born on July 24, 1941, in Shafter Township, Fayette County near Filmore, Illinois into the Christian family of Melvin and Essie Osborne-Merriman where he was raised with his twin brother Keith and a sister Evelyn.
He wed Patricia Bruer, the love of his life, on July 2, 1971 in the First Methodist Church, Hillsboro, Illinois. Three daughters were born into this family and together they moved from Van Burensburg, Illinois to St. Elmo in 1994. Kenneth was a graduate of Vandalia High School, and retired as a boilermaker out of the local union #363. Besides raising a family, he enjoyed woodworking and playing with his grandchildren
Kull Funeral Home is assisting the family with their funeral arrangement and for those who prefer Memorialsthey may be directed to the First Baptist Church of Brownstown and or the Donor’s Choice.
In His passing he leaves behind his:
Wife: Patricia Merriman of St. Elmo, Illinois
3-Daughters: Teresa (husband, Kelly) Edgar of Greenville, Illinois
and their 2 daughters: Alyssa and Caryssa File
Angela (husband, Chris) Moore of St. Elmo, Illinois
and their 4 children : Kyle Barnick of Rockford, Michigan
and his daughters Isabella and Finleigh Barnick
Ethan, Derrick and Emily Moore
Christy (husband, Ron) Sandy of Mt. Vernon, Illinois
and their daughter: Lisa Sandy
1-Sister-in-law: Joyce Merriman of Filmore, Illinois
He was preceded in death by his Parents:
Twin Brother: Keith Merriman
Sister: Evelyn and husband Frank Griffin
Granddaughter: Brittany Nichole Ricketts in infancy.
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