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Jeanine “Jeanie” E. Merritt, age 83, passed away Monday, April 11, 2022. She was born at Oaklawn Hospital in Marshall, MI on April 9, 1939 the middle child of five children.

Jeanie was preceded in death by her parents, Glenn and Margaret (Eipper) Merritt and siblings, Jerrold “Jerry” Merritt, Jacqueline “Jackie” Lockyer, and James “Jimmy” Merritt.

She is survived by her sister, Joyce Warner, many nieces and nephews along with many great nieces and great nephews. She is also survived by friends, Lulabell “Lu” Simmons of Wauseon, OH and Conni Wireman of Marshall, MI.

Jeanie graduated Marshall High School in 1957. She was known to many as “Aunt Jeanie” as she took care of them when they would frequent one of many restaurants where she waitressed. She had no need to write down orders as her mind was sharp as a tack!

She also served in retail. However, her true passion was designing window displays in downtown Marshall. Anyone that knew Jeanie was well aware of her talent and all the “treasures” that she had collected over the years; these she used to decorate her home that she shared with her “babies”, Lady Jane and Georgie Girl, her beloved cats.

A celebration of life will take place April 30, 2022, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at Woodland Church, 15510 A Drive N, Marshall, MI 49068.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations may be made to Companion Cats.

To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Jeanine’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit: www.MichiganCremation.com

Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids, 616-452-3006.

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  1. Diana Nobbs Stuart on April 20, 2022 at 4:11 pm

    The thought of Jeannie brings back many great memories of visiting the Ritzie and other restaurants you worked for. Always had a smile and cheery disposition. Rest easy my friend.



  2. Diana Nobbs Stuart on April 20, 2022 at 4:12 pm

    The thought of Jeanie brings back many great memories of visiting the Ritzie and other restaurants you worked for. Always had a smile and cheery disposition. Rest easy my friend.



  3. Sharon R Cubbon on April 21, 2022 at 1:14 pm

    I am so sad to read that Jeanie is gone. She was always so sweet and such a pleasure to talk to. My condolences to her kitties and her family. Fly High Jeanie!



  4. kathy kelly on April 22, 2022 at 8:54 am

    Jeannie and I shared many vacations together back in the 1960’s when I was still single. We had many “fun” times together so sad to hear of her passing. RIP Jeannie.



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