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Alice Merriman-Hesche


Alice Merriman-Hesche, age 90 of Lowell, entered her heavenly home on October 19, 2022. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Kenneth Merriman; second husband, Darrel Hesche; parents, Von and Ethel Stout; brother, Alton “Al” Stout; stepson, Glenn Hesche; step-son-in-law, Don Miller; father and mother-in-law, Erwin and Marie Merriman; and sister-in-law, Kathryn Merriman. She is survived by her children, Joe (Susan) Merriman, Ron (Diane) Merriman, Carolyn (Tim) Yonker, Janet (Randy) McIntyre; stepchildren, Phillip (Cathy) Hesche, Steve (Janey) Hesche, Joella Miller; 21 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Doris Stout; and several nieces and nephews. Alice graduated from Ionia High School. She was a homemaker, helped on the family farm, and sold real estate for over 20 years. She was very active in the Alto United Methodist Church and volunteered for several community organizations. Alice enjoyed baseball, specifically the Detroit Tigers, loved to crochet, play cards, garden, and make flower arrangements. The family would like to thank Maple Ridge Manor and Careline Hospice for taking excellent care of our mother. Visitation will be held from 5-8PM, on Friday, October 21, 2022, at Roth-Gerst Chapel, 305 N. Hudson St., Lowell, MI 49331. Funeral services will be held at 11AM, Saturday, October 22, 2022, at Roth-Gerst Chapel, with visitation one hour prior. Rev. Robert Wright officiating. Interment Merriman Cemetery. Luncheon to follow at Bowne Center UMC. Memorial contributions may be made to Flat River Outreach Ministries (FROM), 11535 Fulton St. E, Lowell, MI 49331, or Alto Bowne Center United Methodist Church, 12051 84th St. SE, Alto, MI 49302.

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  1. We shared an office at Reedy/Greenridge when I was first licensed, in 1989, She was a mentor and then Mother In Law, I loved her. I am incredibly sorry for your loss, she was an amazing lady.

  2. Bill and I are so sorry for your loss. Alice was such a nice lady. Didn’t see her often but always so pleasant. We are in Nebr. buring my parents ashes today, 22nd. Thinking of you.

    Bill and Dee Ann Piper

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