Obituary of Donette M. Merrell
Donette M. (Beebe) Merrell ADRIAN-Donette M. (Beebe) Merrell, 42, of Adrian passed away Sunday, October 16, 2011, at her residence. Dee was born August 31, 1969, in Adrian to Donald and Evelyn (Stout) Beebe. She graduated from Onsted High School in 1987, culminating in a trip to China as a member of the Lions All State Band. She married Lynn Todd Merrell on April 27, 1991, in the Salt Lake City LDS Temple. She graduated from Brigham Young University with a B.A. in English and Secondary Education in 1991, and taught 7th graders English for two years before beginning her own family. Serving her family was her specialty: homeschooling for a couple years, setting goals and family mission statements, and making food storage a priority. She delighted in teaching four years of early morning youth classes, and serving the young women and children in her church for many years. She volunteered as a Girl Scout leader, helping her daughter to receive her Silver Award in Girl Scouts, and encouraged her son as he became an Eagle Scout. She had been studying to become a school counselor. She will be missed for her thoughtful acts of kindness and warm hearted smile. Dee is survived by her loving husband, parents, and children Tyler, Amanda, Jenna, William, and her sisters, Linda (Don) Tailleart of California, and Patricia (Steve) Betzner of Texas, four nieces and one nephew. Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 22, 2011 at 11:00 am in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints meetinghouse (140 Sand Creek Hwy, Adrian). Burial will be in East Rome Cemetery. Friends may visit from 9:30-10:30 am prior to the funeral, and on Friday, October 21 from 2:00-4:00 pm and from 6:00-8:00 pm at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Lenawee. Envelopes are available at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian.
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