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LaVerne Smith Merritt

Died: 10/6/2010

LaVerne Smith Merritt, age 82, formerly of Minquadale, passed away on Wednesday, October 6, 2010.

A native Delawarean, Mrs. Merritt was born in Wilmington on February 4, 1928, daughter of the late Howard Smith, Sr. and Kathryn Spence Smith. She retired in 1992 after 20 years of service as an x-ray technician from DuPont Louviers.

Mrs. Merritt was a devout Christian throughout her life and a longtime member of Asbury United Methodist Church. She also volunteered at the Emmanuel Dining Room for many years. In her leisure hours, she greatly enjoyed needlework and caring for animals, especially her cats.

Her husband, Clarence E. Merritt, Sr., died in 2001. She is survived by many nieces and nephews, including Joan S. Moore of Elkton, MD, and John Merritt (Patricia) of Wilmington, DE.

A funeral service will be held at 11 am on Monday, October 11, 2010, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, where visitation will begin at 10 am. Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Delaware Humane Association, 701 A Street, Wilmington, DE 19801.

To sign guest book, visit SPICER-MULLIKIN FUNERAL HOMES & CREMATORY 302-328-2213

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