Doris Wavelyn Merrick
Doris Wavelyn Merrick, age 87, of Boynton Beach, FL, died peacefully due to natural causes Oct. 26, 2011, in Barrington Terrace Assisted Living under Hospice Care.
Born Jan. 24, 1924, in New Lexington, she was a daughter of the late Horace Elmer and Rebecca Jane (Riley) Vansickle.
A devoted wife and mother, she was a faithful member of East Rochester United Methodist Church serving on several committees until moving to Tampa, FL, in 2000, then Boynton Beach, FL, in 2001.
She is survived by a son, David Merrick of Boynton Beach, FL; a daughter, Vicki Merrick of Boynton Beach; and one grandson, Grant Merrick of Royal Palm Beach, FL.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Merrick; daughter, Linda Merrick; granddaughter, Randi Merrick; eight sisters and three brothers.
Following cremation, a memorial service will be held Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. in Gotschall-Hutchison Funeral Home with Harold Barber officiating. Burial will be in Moultrie Chapel Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Beach County, FL. Those unable to attend may sign the register at www.gotschallfuneralhome.com