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Shelly Marie Merritt

November 18, 1961 January 25, 2019
Shelly Marie Merritt
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Obituary for Shelly Marie Merritt

Shelly Marie Merritt, 57, of Saegertown, passed away Friday, January 25, 2019, at home.

Shelly was born in Meadville, on November 18, 1961, a daughter of the late Frank "Bill" and Beverly (Wood) Leonhart.

She had married Robert Allen Merritt on April 14, 1980.

Over the years Shelly was employed as a cook at various local restaurants and pubs including Valenta's, Mac's and Red Lobster. She attended Townville and Maplewood schools. Shelly was an animal lover and especially loved her dogs. She liked to crochet and would often give her handmade blankets as gifts. Her other hobbies including fishing, playing BINGO and in her younger years, she enjoyed hunting. Her greatest joy in life was spending time with her grandchildren.

Shelly is survived by three sons Jason M. Leonhart (Pamela) of Spartansburg, Robert A. Merritt Jr. of Saegertown, Jacob Leonhart of Townville, ten grandchildren, three great grandchildren, a sister Crystal Terrell (Dennis), a brother Michael Leonhart, both of Townville, and her former husband Robert Merritt of Saegertown.

In addition to her parents, Shelly was preceded in death by a son Ryan Merritt and a brother Richard "Lenny" Leonhart.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a future date which will be announced on social media.

In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made in Shelly's memory to Stephen P. Mizner Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., 404 Chestnut St., Meadville, PA 16335.

Arrangements are under the direction of STEPHEN P. MIZNER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, INC., 404 CHESTNUT ST., MEADVILLE.

Share a memory or condolence at www.miznerfuneralhome.com


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A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a future date which will be announced.
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