CATHERINE (Sehfosser) MERIDAN/MERDIAN
Walnut: - Catherine Meridan, 95, formerly of
Walnut died Wednesday evening at Walnut Manor Nursing Home. Funeral prayer
services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. in the Garland Funeral Home in Walnut,
followed by a 10:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial in St. John's Catholic
Church in Walnut with Rev. William Harbert. Burial will be in Calvary
Cemetery in Henry. Visitation will be Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with
the family present from 7-9 p.m. and a scripture service at 7 p.m. A
memorial has been established in her memory to Walnut Manor Nursing Home.
Catherine was born on Feb. 4, 1891 in Henry, the
daughter of Wilmer and Anna Mary Stadel Sehfosser. On Oct. 5, 1909 she was
united in marriage to Joseph Merdian in Henry and he preceded her in death
on Aug. 28, 1953. She was a member of St. John's Catholic Church in Walnut,
the Mothers of World War II and an honorary member of the Farm home Club.
Survivors include three sons, Ralph Merdian of
Peoria, Harold of Tampico, and Floyd of Polo, one daughter, Mrs. Keith
(Roberta) Burkey of Walnut, 12 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, and
several nieces and nephews.
(The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls,
Illinois, July 3, 1986 - Thursday, pg A6, submitted by Melva L. Taylor)