Marge was born on March 21, 1941 in Pattonsburg, Missouri to Claude and Esther (Powell) Bell.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Jack Merrigan; 4 brothers, Robert, James, John & Leslie; 2 sisters, Nettie and Gertrude.
Marge worked for 30 plus years at Sunset Nursing Home, Maysville. She was a member of the St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Maysville and very active in the Maysville Country Harvest and the DeKalb County Election Boards.
Survivors: son, John (Lori) Merrigan, Greenwood, MO; daughter, Dr. Kathleen “Kathi” Merrigan, Savannah, GA; sister, Marilyn Utz, Union, MO, June Ruff, Maysville, MO, Shirley Knott, Coffey, MO, Rose Smith, Trenton, MO; Juanita Hancock, King City, MO and Mary Catharyn Bell, Maysville, MO; 2 granddaughters, Holly and Kaylee; many nieces and nephews.
Mass of Christian Burial: 11:00 AM, Friday, February 7, 2014 at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Maysville, MO. Rosary: 6:00 PM, Thursday evening with visitation following from 6:30-8:30 PM at Poland-Thompson Funeral Home, Cameron, MO. Burial: St. Munchin Catholic Cemetery, Cameron. Memorial donations to the Sunset Nursing Home Activities Department. Online condolences: www.polandthompson.com.
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