Merrialice Joyce Blank, 85Published 1:24pm Monday, January 28, 2013
Born: Dec. 26, 1927
Died: Jan. 21, 2013
Merrialice Joyce Blank, 85, Davenport, Fla., passed away Jan. 21, 2013 at Sturgill Hospice Care Center in Brooksville. She was born Dec. 26, 1927 in Niles, Mich., daughter of Velma Roxina Suman & Paul Enoch Kuhl. On Aug. 29, 1946 she was united in marriage to LaVerne W. Blank in Plymouth, Ind. She was a homemaker & member of First Presbyterian Church of Niles, Red Hat Society, Reading Club & Bridge Club at Polo Park. Her siblings Gretchen Nash & Dwight Kuhl preceded her in death. Surviving is her husband LaVerne Blank; children Cherilynn (Philip) Watterson, Spring Hill, Fla.; Diane Carole Creekmur, Greendale, Wisc., & David W. (Tina) Blank, Niles, Mich.; sister Jean Monaster of California; 12 grandchildren & 16 great-grandchildren.
The memorial service for Merrialice Blank was held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013 in the Becker Chapel with her grandson, Reverend Michael Kuckel officiating. The family received friends for one hour prior to the service. Inurnment will be at a later date at First Presbyterian Church in Niles, Mich. Flowers will be accepted, however should friends desire, please consider a memorial contribution in her name to Sturgill Hospice Care Center, 12242 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34613. BECKER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 806 W. Minneola Ave., Clermont, FL 34711. Telephone 352-394-7121.Guestbook at beckerfamilyfuneral.com.