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Virginia Marie Merry

November 18, 1916 - March 8, 2015

SPRINGFIELD, IL – Virginia Marie Merry, 98, passed away at 11 am, Sunday, March 8, 2015 at St. John’s Hospice. Virginia was born November 18, 1916 in Bloomington to Otto and Alice O’Brien Klemm. She married Howard Merry in Bloomington in 1935 and he preceded her in death in 1981. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Elayne Schultz and her brother, Otto Klemm.

Virginia and Howard owned and operated, Merry’s Grocery on Jefferson and Amos for many years. She also worked at the Ordnance Plant in Illiopolis and for the Internal Revenue Service.

She is survived by her daughter, Sharon (Vern) Devore Campbell of Springfield; one grandson, Derek Devore of California; Great Grandson William Devore of California; one sister Therese Riassetto of Belleville and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral Service: Private family graveside services will be held.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph the Worker Church in Chatham, IL.

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Private family services will be held.


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In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph the Worker Church in Chatham, IL.


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