Class of 1924
All School Play ’23; Senior Play ’24; Football ’24; Philomathean.
“His only books were woman’s looks,
And follies they’ve taught him.”
Emmett “Lee” Merry
March 7, 1907 – December 2, 1968
Emmett “Lee” Merry, 61, of Minneapolis, Minnesota, died December 2, 1968, following an illness.
Born March 7, 1907, in Perry, he was the son of Willard E. and Margaret Merry. He graduated from Perry High School in 1924.
Following his graduation from Oklahoma A. & M. he took a position with the Perry Mill and worked as an assistant sales manager for the Gold Medal Flour Co. in Oklahoma City.
He and Viola Elizabeth Knebel were married on October 12, 1935.
Merry was a retired executive with General Mills.
He is survived by his wife, Viola; a son, Henry L. Merry, of Houston, Texas; daughter, Mrs. Roger (Elizabeth) O’Daniel, Evansville, Indiana; two sisters, Mrs. Harry B. (Ella) Hayman, Ponca City, Oklahoma, Mrs. Kenneth C. (Jane) Anderson, Portland, Oregon; and four grandchildren.
His is interred at Rose Hill Burial Park, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Memorials to St. Mary’s Hospital Remembrance Fund are preferred.