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Rosie L. Merritt

Rosie Lea Merritt, 72, Corydon, died Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012, at Kindred Transitional Care & Rehabilitation Center in Corydon.
Born March 30, 1940, in Corydon, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Susie Mink Thornton.
She was retired from the JayC Food Store deli in Corydon and a member of Bethel United Methodist Church in Central.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Santford (Sam) Merritt; two brothers, Robert and Paul; and two sisters, Norma and Edith.
Survivors include two stepdaughters, Barbara Duncan of Jeffersonville and Betty Grimes of Clarksville; a brother, David Thornton of Corydon; and two sisters, Dorthy O’Bryan of Franklin, Ky., and Helen Busby of Tampa, Fla.
Visitation: Friday, Aug. 31, from 1 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 1, after 9 a.m. at Beanblossom-Cesar Funeral Home in Corydon.
Funeral: Saturday, Sept. 1, at noon at the funeral home with burial in Central Cemetery.
The family suggests memorial gifts to Central Cemetery.