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Kenneth C. Merriman

May 19, 1933 - July 7, 2007

Kenneth C. Merriman

SPRINGFIELD – Kenneth C. Merriman, 74, of Springfield, died Saturday, July 7, 2007 at Capital Care Center.

He was born May 19, 1933 in Peel, AR, the son of Bryant and Mary Josephine Smothers Merriman. He married Gloria “Jean” Gannon on March 24, 1952; she preceded him in death on December 5, 2001. His parents, two infant sons, three sisters, and one brother also preceded him in death.

Mr. Merriman retired from ABF, where he was a truck driver. He was of the Baptist faith and a member of the Masonic Lodge. He enjoyed playing the slots and gambling. He was a pet lover and enjoyed walking his dogs and riding horses.

Survivors: one daughter, Teresa Caldwell of Springfield; four grandchildren, Amanda (husband, Thomas) Johnson, Ashley Caldwell, Clint Caldwell, and Dan Caldwell, Jr.; two sisters, Ann Robinson and Shirley McAtee, both of Fayetteville, AR; one brother, Earl (wife, Lula Mae) Merriman of Flippin, AR; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Memorials may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.

Visitation will be held 4:00-7:00 p.m., Monday, July 9, 2007. Graveside Services: 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, July 10, 2007 at Oak Hill Cemetery, Clint Cook officiating. Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery. Staab Funeral Home of Service.

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