Farming Rural 06

Ilo M Mercer

October 26, 2019


Ilo M. Mercer, 92, of Convoy, passed away at 5:40 p.m., Saturday at Vancrest of Van Wert.

She was born on December 20, 1926, in Ohio City, the daughter of the late Eugene Fields and Hattie Annetta (High) Shindeldecker. On May 27, 1945, she married Max Crawford Mercer who died on August 17, 2006.

Family survivors include her four children, Richard L. (Beverly) Mercer of rural Ohio City, Donald B. (Evelyn) Mercer of Antwerp, Ohio, Diane E. (Robert) Coleman of Findlay, and Barbara A. (Steve) Wilson of Convoy; a sister, Evelyn (William) Barnhart of Van Wert; fourteen grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; and seven great great grandchildren.

Besides her parents and husband, Ilo was preceded in death by a son, Max C. Mercer, Jr.; a great great granddaughter, Elaina Hammond; two sisters, Janice Enyart and Ethel E. Rollins; and three brothers, Carl W. Shindeldecker, Walter Shindeldecker and Robert Hoyt Shindeldecker.

Ilo was a 1944 graduate of Ohio City-Liberty High School. She was a homemaker and farm wife. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Convoy, the Van Wert Hospital Lady Board of Managers, Van Wert County Farm Bureau, the Neighbor To Neighbor Club, the Red Hatters and was a long time 4-H Advisor.

Services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, November 2, 2019, at Cowan & Son Funeral Home with Rev. Janine Shearer officiating. Interment will follow at Ridge Cemetery in Ridge Township. Calling hours are 2 - 7 p.m., Friday at the Funeral Home.

Preferred memorials are to Trinity Lutheran Church or the CHP Visiting Nurses.

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Funeral Service
November 2, 2019

10:00 AM
Cowan & Son Funeral Home
616 S. Washington St
Van Wert, OH 45891

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