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Adams Funeral Home of Ozark
Sunday September 26th, 2021

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Patricia Jo Ann Merrick

In loving memory of Patricia Jo Ann Merrick, Patricia Merrick, age 77, passed away Thursday, September 23, 2021. She was born March 15, 1944 in Wichita, Kansas to Lee and Louise Hoseney. Pat dedicated her professional career to education in the public school system. She also was a committed member of her local churches through the years, teaching Sunday school and serving in the youth and women’s ministry. Pat loved her family more than anything and was a loving wife, mother, sister, and grandmother. She is survived by her husband, Roger Merrick; her sisters Nancy Zelinski and Sally Price; her children Robert Wizer, Jr., Julie Freeman, Jeff Wizer, Jason Wizer, and Jennifer Youngman; her thirteen grandchildren; and twelve great-grandchildren. Patricia is preceded in death by her parents. In lieu of flowers we ask that donations be made to “Everyone’s Wilson,” an initiative that benefits feeding and education within the community. https://everyoneswilson.org/give-now/ A private family visitation was held. Burial will be announced.

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Roger, I am so sorry to see this. I remember how loving she was at mom's birthday and cousin reunion. She always kept in touch with me and I was glad to get her letters. Please let me hear from you. Love, Benna

Benna Sep 29 2021 12:00 AM

When I think of Aunt Pat, it will always be of her engaging smile and laugh. To me, she was one of those people you just liked for no reason at all. Raising five children had to be quite a worry and challenge, but they've all grown into amazing people with great kids of their own. Roger, I'm so glad you were part of her life these many years. I'm so sorry for your loss. To Bobby, Julie, Jeff, Jason, Jenny, your families and Roger's family, our thoughts and prayers are with you. Pat may not have been my blood relation, but she was always family to me. Phil Wizer III

Phil Wizer III Sep 28 2021 12:00 AM

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Dominik Thalmann Sep 28 2021 12:00 AM

To honored to have shared 12 great grandkids with the beautiful lady. She always had a smile that would light up a room. RIP

Sueann Freeman Sep 27 2021 12:00 AM

Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Debbie Bruno in Texas Sep 26 2021 12:00 AM