Mercer, Chwa JiJa "Lee"

Chwa JiJa (Lee) Mercer, 82, or rural Fayette, Ohio, died July 1 at Fulton Manor after a short stay.

Lee was born in Seoul, South Korea, on June 8, 1936. Her father, Chil Song Lee, and mother, Soon Ok Bak, preceded her in death, along with her husband, Raymond L. Mercer, of Morenci, Mich., to whom she was happily married for many years.

Lee is survived by more than 20 nieces and nephews in Seoul.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by four sisters and two brothers.

No formal visitation or funeral is scheduled, but friends are invited to gather at 4 p.m. July 29 at the Blue Ribbon Diner in Wauseon, Ohio, (Lee’s favorite restaurant) to share stories and photographs.

Memorials are suggested to Inpatient Hospice Center, Defiance, Ohio.

Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home of Wauseon handled the arrangements.