James E. Merryman

| June 11, 2018

James E. Merryman, 81 of Venus, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 9, 2018, at his home surrounded by family.

Born on June 24, 1936, in Shippenville he was the son of the late Jay B and Elnora Burns Merryman.

On September 4, 1965, he was married to the former Dolores Beary Merryman who survives.

At the time of his retirement, James was owner-operator of Merryman Trucking. Other employment through his career included Amsler Coal and A P Weaver and Sons. He also worked for the Operating Engineers.

James loved spending time with his family. He also enjoyed gardening, camping, hunting, and wood working.

James is survived by his wife Dolores and their children, Wayne E. Merryman and wife Nicole of Venus, James G Merryman and wife Dawn of Clarion, Kelly Roudybush and husband Ralph of Shippenville, and Dixie Eisenman and husband Kevin of Shippenville. Eleven grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Lou Kenyon, and Vivian Slocum, and two brothers, William and Stephen Merryman also survive, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two sons. Marty L. Merryman and Perry R. Merryman, along with a great-granddaughter, Hanna. Also preceding him in death were a sister, Edna Mae Stumpner, and brother, Robert Merryman.

Friends will be received at the Faller Funeral Home, Inc. in Fryburg on Tuesday, June 12, 2018, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Funeral service will be held at Faller Funeral Home, Inc. at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, with Rev. Randy Evans, Chaplin Clarion-Forest VNA presiding.

Interment will be in the St Michael Cemetery following the service.

Memorials in Jame’s honor may be made to Clarion Forest VNA Hospice, 271 Perkins Road, Clarion PA 16214 or Clarion Cancer Center, One Hospital Drive, Clarion, PA 16214.


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