MERRYMAN, Mary Alice, 96, of Shadyside, OH, died Monday, October 14, 2013, at the Shadyside Care Center.
She was born December 17, 1916, in Bellaire, OH, a daughter of the late Thomas V. and Louise Gantzer Saunders.
Mary Alice was the Owner/Operator of the former Dubois Service Station, Bellaire, a member of St. John Catholic Church, CWC and Catholic Daughters of America.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Delbert "Fish" Merryman in 1973; four brothers, Jay, George, Thomas and William Saunders; a son-in-law, James Destifanes.
Surviving are two daughters, Sue Ann Destifanes of Shadyside, Betsy (Jack) Roth of Cadogan, PA; a special nephew, Johnny (Gloria) Saunders; nine grandchildren, Kim (Bill) Marling, Andrew (Beth) Destifanes, Linda (Brent) Holloway, Jim Destifanes, Bobby (Norma) Destifanes, Stevie (Heather) Destifanes, Jeff Roth, Beth (Scott) Jack and Mary (Ted) Rood; 14 great- grandchildren Serge (Mallory) Gentile, Courtney Destifanes, Tesa Destifanes, B.A. Holloway, Kelsey Holloway, Zach Holloway, Danielle Destifanes, Mary Destifanes, Chase Destifanes, Sydnie Destifanes, Katie Jack, Erica Jack, Dava Jack and Sean; three great-great-grandchildren, Brooke Meeks, Ethan Meeks and Jaxon Gentile.
Friends will be received Friday from 2-8 p.m. at Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Home & Crematory, 3900 Central Avenue, Shadyside with a vigil service at 7:45 p.m.
Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. John Catholic Church, Bellaire with Fr. Daniel Heusel and Fr. Samuel Saprano as co- celebrants. Burial follows in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Bellaire.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Johns Athletic Booster Club, 3625 Guernsey St., Bellaire, OH 43906 or Shadyside Athletic Dept., 3898 Lincoln Avenue, Shadyside, OH 43947.
Share your thoughts and memories of Mary Alice with her family at www.altmeyer.com.