In light of current Covid restrictions, Ward Funeral Homes will be streaming an online Service of Remembrance and Thanksgiving for the life of Marlene Merritt Saturday, May 15, 2021 at 3 pm. A link with log in details will be available on Marlene's posting on the Ward Funeral Home page HERE either late Friday or early Saturday morning. A copy of the service bulletin is HERE
It is with deep sadness that we inform you of the death of Marlene Merritt on Friday, May 7, 2021. Marlene became a member of St. Bart’s April 7, 1968.
Marlene was a faithful member of St. Bart’s, joining Pastoral Care shortly after its inception in 2006. Always very generous with her time and talents, from 2008 onward, Marlene would make Christmas tree art from jewelry she had collected and donated them to Pastoral Care for their use. The Christmas Tree art was greatly treasured by those who were fortunate enough to receive one of her trees.
Marlene was also an honorary member of the Finance Committee, always volunteering to help with clean-up and kitchen duty whenever the Finance Committee (of two) was on coffee duty after worship.
Coming from a large family (she was the 8th of 10 children), Marlene had a loving and tolerant nature. Her home was always a gathering place with many happy memories made there. Marlene cherished her family and friends. Marlene was a gracious lady who will be missed.
The church family extends to Marlene’s family members and friends our heart-felt sympathy and prayers during this difficult time.
I have attached a link to the obituary for your reference.
Marlene Merritt Obituary
One of the consequences of not being able to worship together at our church building is that we do not have a weekly offering to keep donations flowing into St. Bart’s. We have a dozen families on PAR (pre-authorized remittances), but this is not enough to allow us to continue to meet all of our regular monthly operating expenses. We are currently drawing on a liquidity reserve to meet expenses, however, the longer the present situation lasts, the greater the need becomes to receive donations through other channels. Some options for your consideration. Click on Givings