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Kenny Merrill - May 09, 2013


Kenneth “Kenny” T. Merrill, 85, of Sterling, died May 9, 2013, in Sterling. Kenny was born Sept. 30, 1927, in Kanopolis, Kan., to Kenneth A. and Zella Marie (Wakefield) Merrill.

On July 16, 1948, Kenny married Edna E. Ferguson in Holyoke. He married Eva Salvador on June 27, 1965, in Haxtun, and Jody Saylor on March 21, 1979, in Holyoke.

He was a mail contractor for the U.S. Post Office. He enjoyed remodeling houses.

He was preceded in death by his parents; infant son, Carl; son, Kenneth “Butch;” son, Kevin; three brothers; and one sister.

Kenny is survived by his wife, Jody L. Merrill of Sterling; children, Candace Merrill-Williams and husband Tom of Canmore, Alberta, Canada, Janet Oleson and husband Doug of Rock Springs, Wyo., Keith Merrill and wife Pam of Owattonna, Minn., Jerome Merrill and wife Julie of Broomfield, Marnet Kutchar and husband David of Sterling, Emma Merrill of Sterling and Ethan Merrill of Sterling; brothers- and sisters-in-law, William Young of Aurora, Andrea Merrill of Chicago, Ill., Heidi McCreery and husband Jerry of Fort Morgan, Kathy Wolfe and husband Richard of Ogallala, Neb., Jerilyn Coyne and husband Barry of Holyoke, Nick Saylor and wife Sandy of Holyoke and Tillie Fisbeck and husband Lennie of Holyoke; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; aunts, Myra Sherwood of Holyoke and Bonnie Hogsett of Haxtun; and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service was scheduled for Wednesday, May 15, at 11 a.m. at the Berean Church in Sterling with Pastor Dan Holsten officiating. Services were to conclude at the church. Inurnment was to be at Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Kenneth Merrill Memorial Fund.

Chaney-Reager Funeral Home of Sterling was entrusted with the arrangements.