Gayle Lynn Wilson, 64, of St. Joseph, passed away Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019, at her home.

She was born Sept. 30, 1954, in Newport, Rhode Island, daughter of Jan and Bill Merritt.

She graduated from Atchison high school and Vatterott College.

She worked at CD Smith until it closed.

She enjoyed watching the Royals, Chiefs and golf on TV.

She was a Christian.

Gayle was preceded in death by: her father, Bill Merritt; and twin brother, Gary Merritt.

Survivors include: her mother, Jan Merritt, Atchison, Kansas; two sons, Michael Wilson (Nena Hobson), St. Joseph, and Steven (Shandra) Polley, Sioux City, Iowa; brothers, Scott, Greg and Terry Merritt; as well as several nieces and nephews.

There are no scheduled services at this time.

She will be cremated under the care and direction of the Rupp Funeral Home.

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