Bertha ANN Merritt, age 71 of Waynesfield and formerly of Pennsylvania, passed at 8:44 p.m., Sunday, May 22, 2022 at St. Rita’s Mercy Health, Lima, Ohio. She was born October 12, 1950 in Chemung County, New York to the late Benton M. and Gertrude Lucinda Sears Frisbie. On August 10, 1968 she married Myron I. Merritt, who passed on September 24, 2010.
Mrs. Merritt was the best mom and grandma ever, always putting her family first. She loved to read about the Amish, doing crafts, sewing, trying new recipes, and working on puzzles. She enjoyed sitting back, looking at nature, watching the birds and squirrels play.
She is survived by 5 daughters – Wanda (James) Caster of Waynesfield; Tina (Victor) Lehr of Lima; Lucinda Merritt of New York; Tammy (Ed McAtte) Collins of VA; Bobbie Jo Merritt of Ohio; 1 son – Myron I. Merritt, II of PA; 16 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; and a brother – Frank Frisbie of NY.
She was preceded in death by 2 brothers – Benton Frisbie and Aaron Frisbie; 3 sisters – Betty Frisbie, Mary Whitecell; Cathy Frisbie.
No public visitation or services are planned.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or Wounded Warriors.