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Nancy Grace Merrick(nee Opfer), HMHS Grad, Dies at 85

A memorial service will be held in April.

Kain-Murphy Funeral Services of Haddonfield.
Kain-Murphy Funeral Services of Haddonfield.

Nancy Grace Merrick(nee Opfer), 85, of the Methodist Country House, Wilmington, DE, passed away on Dec. 26.

Nancy was born in Wildwood, but graduated from Haddonfield Memorial High School and attended Drexel University.

She worked as a bookkeeper, enjoyed sewing and was an avid bridge player. Being a wife, mother, aunt, and grandmother was the joy of her life.

Nancy is survived by her five children, Nancy (Ric) Scott of Wadsworth, IL, Robert Armond (Dorian) Merrick, Jr. of Wilmette, IL, Lawrence John (Niki) Merrick of Oak Park, IL, Pamela Ann (Brian) Phelps of Orange Park, FL, and Kathlyn Amy (Al) Waters of Grass Lake MI; eleven grandchildren, Sheridan (Robert) Ripley, Caroline Merrick, Grace Merrick, Steven (Jennifer) Merrick, Anne Merrick, Katharine Merrick, Jennifer (Dave) Freeseman, Timothy (Robin) Phelps, Robert (Rebecca) Phelps, Emily Waters, and Foster Waters; and 9 great-grandchildren, Devon, Carson, Bryson, Hayden, Benjamin, Gabriella, Griffin, McKenzie, and Tyler.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 60 years, Robert Armond Merrick, “Dobber” and her grandson, Peter John Merrick.

Interment will be private at Locustwood Cemetery, Cherry Hill.  A memorial service for family and friends will be held on April 12. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Kain-Murphy Funeral Services, Haddonfield.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund, 34 Washington St., Suite 200, Wellesley Hills, MA 02481.  

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