Obituary – Merrell, John Grisham

Class of 1927

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John Merrell

Orchestra, Glee Club, Football, Operetta.

“If he ever falls in love, great will be the fall thereof.”

John Grisham Merrell

April 8, 1910 – April 2, 1964

John Merrell, Tulsa and formerly of Perry, died Thursday in Tulsa where he had lived the past several years.

Funeral was a 2 p.m. Saturday at the Whisenhunt funeral home at Tulsa with burial at a Tulsa cemetery.

Merrell was born on April 8, 1910, the son of Charles Durham and Mary Alice Maude (Mateer) Merrell. He graduated from Perry high school in 1927 and attended 3 years of college.

On July 28, 1934, he and Martha Virginia Conarty were married. She preceded him in death in 1947.

He worked as a mail carrier and deputy in the Noble county treasurer’s office before moving to Tulsa.

Among survivors are his mother, Mrs. C. D. Merrell, Wyandotte, a former long-time Perry school teacher, and a sister, Mrs. Alice Lamb, also of Wyandotte.