Kenneth W. Merriman

May 23, 1946 - June 23, 2021
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Kenneth W. Merriman, age 75, of Lima passed away Thursday, June 24, 2021 at Kindred Hospital. He was born May 23, 1946 in Dola, Ohio to the late Sherman A. and Anna Belle (Hibner) Merriman. He married Patricia A. ‘Patti’ Griffith Nov. 13, 1965 and she survives in Lima.
Ken retired from Trinity Industries where he had been a Nut and Bolt Cold Form Leader. Family was very important to Ken, family camping trips, long drives with Patti and monthly luncheons with his siblings were among some of his favorites. Ken also like to read and watch TV, ice skating in the Olympics, Wheel of Fortune, American Ninja Warrior and the news.
Additional survivors include 4 sons: Kevin of New Haven, CT, Keith (Trish) of Galloway, OH, Kyle (Dawn) of Mt. Vernon, OH and Krist (Hilda) of Hillsboro, OH, 13 grandchildren, and siblings: Philip Merriman of Lima, Lowell (Tressa) Merriman of Lafayette, OH, Darlene Bell and Rita (Roy) Rogers both of Lima.
He was preceded in death by siblings Chas Merriman and Bonnie Hoy.
Friends and family are welcome to come and share a memory Wednesday from 4 to 6 p.m., at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville. Military rites will be observed at 6:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be given to The American Lung Association or the charity of the donor’s choice.

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Date: Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


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Born: May 23, 1946
Died: June 23, 2021

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Tom & Kay Eibling posted on 12/4/21

We had alot of fun with Kenny in school . A bunch of us started school in Dola , OH in 1952 . The school was Hardin Northern in its first year . He made us laugh and we made him laugh . And thanks to Kenny for his time in the Army .


Annie Williams posted on 7/1/21

I Love you Uncle Bud <3


Annie Williams posted on 6/30/21

I Loved My Uncle Bud so very much! Since I can remember looking up at him believed in me and had faith in me. I was about to come by your house to visit the 2 of you soon. I am so sorry that this is how the visit had to be. May your Sweet soul be at r and that you rest in peace. I Love You Uncle <3 Please take care of my Billy? He is a little new up there. Also My heart goes out to his wife Patricia, his 4 boys and the Grandbabies. I Love you all.


Jennifer Painter posted on 6/27/21

Dear Patty , Merriman Family and my dear grandson, Kane, You have my sincere sympathy for your loss. May each day bring you a gentle peace as your love continues on for dear Ken.