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Nancy I. Merrifield

Nancy I. Merrifield, 89, of Arcade, passed away at Wyoming County Skilled Nursing Facility in Warsaw on Monday, April 9, 2018.


Nancy was born in East Concord on Feb. 11, 1929 to the late Lawrence and Doris (nee Cole) Ellis. She married James G. Merrifield at the Mortons Corners Baptist Church on Aug. 29, 1959. He passed away in 2009.

Nancy grew up on Middle Road in East Concord and attended the Buffalo Bible Institute. She was an active member of the Delevan Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday School and youth group. She loved flowers, birds, reading, animals and music.

Nancy worked on the production line at Motorola in Arcade.

In addition to her parents and husband, Nancy was preceded in death by her siblings Cecil, Harold and Leslie Ellis and a daughter-in-law Michelle Merrifield.

Nancy is survived by her children Elaine (Calvin) Gordon of Cortland, Michael Merrifield of Arcade, Robert (Lynette) Merrifield of Shiloh, Ill. and David (Wendy) Merrifield of Arcade; siblings Norma Ellis of White Plains and Joseph Ellis of Warsaw; five grandchildren three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call Monday, April 16 at the W.S. Davis Funeral Home, 358 Main St., Arcade, from 1-4 p.m. A funeral service will follow at 4 p.m. The Rev. Grant Appell will officiate. She will be laid to rest beside her husband in the Arcade Rural Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Delevan Baptist Church, 18 Church St., Delevan, N.Y. 14042 or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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