Phyllis Ann Merrill, 88, of St. Joseph, passed away Wednesday, June 15, 2022, in an Oregon, Missouri, health care center. She was born Dec. 21, 1933, in St. Joseph, daughter of the late Ruth and Raymond Burnham.

She graduated from Lafayette High School and married Jack Merrill on May 7, 1953. She was a Homemaker who enjoyed volunteering at Hyde School, and working in her yard.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Raymond Merrill; a grandson, Jake Merrill; and a sister, Connie Mae Burnett.

Survivors include, husband, Jack Merrill of St. Joseph; daughters, Krista (Chris) Grable, DeKalb, Missouri and Jackie Merrill; grandchildren: Ashley Merrill, Adam Merrill, Nick Merrill, Darrin Grable, and Leslie (Chuck) Robinson; and six great- grandchildren.

Funeral services: 10 a.m. Monday, June 20, 2022, at Rupp Funeral Home, Rev. Pat Sampson officiating, the family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday at the Rupp Funeral Home. The Interment will be at the Memorial Park Cemetery.

Memorials are requested to the Asera Care Hospice.

Online condolence and obituary at As published in the St. Joseph News-Press.

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