DeMeritt, Ellen

Written by David Green.

Ellen DeMeritt, 96 of Sun City Center, Fla., died Sept. 4, 2012, at the Plaza West Nursing Home. 

She was born Jan. 13, 1916, in Lyons, Ohio, the daughter of Robert and Addie (Wheeler) Jones. On Oct. 28, 1931, in Adrian, Mich., she married Elwood Arthur DeMeritt. He preceded her in death on April 16, 1968.

Ellen lived all her married life in Morenci  until moving to Florida in 1968. She worked as a cook and managed the Marathon Truck Stop on U.S. 127; owned Stub’s Grill in Morenci; and was the kitchen manager at DeMor Hills Golf Course & Steak House.

Ellen was a member of the United Methodist Church in Morenci and in Ruskin, Fla. She was also a life-time member of the Order of the Eastern Star and a member of the Eagles in Morenci.

Survivors include a daughter, Nancy Teeters of Howell, Mich.; daughter-in-law, Sandra DeMeritt of Sun City Center, Fla.; four grandchildren, Kathy (and Richard) DonLevy, Linda (and Dan) Irwin, Robert, Jr., (and Janice) DeMeritt and Kent (and Laurie) Teeters; seven great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

Besides her husband, Ellen was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Robert; and a son-in-law, Bernard Teeters.

A private burial will take place at Oak Grove Cemetery in Morenci. 

Services were handled through the Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in Morenci.

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