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Imo Jean Merrick


Imo Jean Merrick (Gross), 91, of Carlinville, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2023 at Heritage Health Care facility in Carlinville.

Imo (Jean) was born Nov. 3, 1931 to Lester and Cora Gross in Jersey County.

She married Stewart Merrick, on March 15, 1970, in Kansas City, Mo., and he passed away Sept. 11, 2001.

She moved to Kansas City, MO to get an education and wound up building her life there. She married Stewart Merrick.

In her free time she loved to read her westerns, especially the ones by Louis L’amour and watching western movies. She also enjoyed reading books by Beverly Lewis.

Jean is survived by her son Forrest (Tiffnee) Merrick of Buckner, MO; grandchildren, Kaylin, Jasmin, Becca, and Braden; brothers, Richard Gross of Carrollton, Joseph (Susan) Gross of  St. George, UT; sister, Barb (Jerry) Guthrie of Union, MO, Sharon Joiner of Carlinville; several nieces and nephews.

Jean was preceded in death by her parents, Lester and Cora; sisters, Cecile Loy, Carolyn Sue Fry, Dorothy Mae Gross; brothers, Arnold Dean, Cork, Raymond, John (Jack), and Marlin (Buck).

Graveside Services will be conducted at Witt Cemetery, Rockbridge, on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2023 at 1 p.m.

Visit to leave condolences or light a candle in her memory.

Davis-Anderson Funeral Home, Carlinville is in charge of arrangements.