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Helen J. Merreighn, 81, of Lincoln,
died Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2009, at 8:42 p.m. at her home.
Her funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 5, at
Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln. Visitation
will be one hour prior to the service.
Burial will be in Zion Cemetery.
Mrs. Merreighn was a homemaker.
She was born Jan. 26, 1928, a daughter of Fred W.
and Pearl Leona Howard Wade. She married Francis
Merreighn on Oct. 24, 1976, in Lincoln.
She is survived by her husband, in Lincoln; her
children, Robert Frye of Lincoln, Mary Frye of
Lincoln, Helen Taft of Lincoln, Charles Grimsley of
Springfield, John (and Joyce) Grimsley of Lincoln
and Joe Grimsley of Lincoln; stepchildren Ronnie
(and Diane) Merreighn of Chestnut, Patricia (and
Leroy) Cobb of Lincoln, Greg Merreighn of Lincoln,
Danny Merreighn of Lincoln, Jack (and Roberta)
Merreighn of Lincoln and Francis (and Kathy)
Merreighn Jr. of New Holland; 24 grandchildren; and
many great-grandchildren and
She was preceded in death by one daughter, Kandy
Frye; a stepdaughter, June Krook; five brothers,
Fred "Buster" W., Jess, John, Frank "Ben" and
Clayton Wade; and two sisters, Mary Webb and Alberta
She was a member of Lincoln Christian Church.
Memorials may be made to the Merreighn Family
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