We thank her for 90 years of love that has blessed our lives.
We are so glad she was born on Aug. 27, 1927, to James and Carolyn Ritchie Cochran.
She married Clifford Merry on June 20, 1947. They had five children, Cathy and Louie Hoffert, David and Kathy, Becky and Roger Gage, Jimmy, and Jeff and Lisa, 11 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
Family and friends are invited to stop by Sunday, Aug. 27, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Friendship Village, 600 Park Lane, Waterloo, to tell her Happy Birthday and have a piece of cake.
(No gifts, please.)