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12/14/2013 8:00:00 AM
Merrill L. Azbell
Mar. 7, 1930 - Dec. 5, 2013
Merrill L. Azbell
Merrill L. Azbell

Merrill L. Azbell

Mar. 7, 1930 - Dec. 5, 2013

Merrill L. Azbell, 83, North Manchester, died at 8:27 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, at his home. He was born March 7, 1930 in Mexico, Indiana, the son of Thurman and Lova (Snyder) Azbell.

Merrill married Grace Manns on July 10, 1953, in Deedsville. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Merrill worked at Essex Tool & Die in Peru. He was a "jack of all trades."

Merrill was a member of the North Manchester American Legion and a former member of the Moose Lodge. He loved to play cards, especially euchre; playing every Wednesday at Scout Hall. Merrill also enjoyed playing the organ, piano and guitar.

Merrill is survived by his wife, Grace Azbell, North Manchester; son, Steve Allan Azbell, Laketon; daughter, Terri Ann Miller, Osceola; six grandchildren, Amy (Stacy) Azbell-Nice, North Manchester, Jason (Deanna) Azbell, and Marcey Miller, both of Wabash, Martyn Miller, Fort Wayne, Danielle (Derrik) Azbell-Shennefield and Brigham Azbell, both of Wabash; nine great-grandchildren; two brothers, Wendell (Carol) Azbell, North Vernon, and Darele (Carolyn) Azbell, Peru; and sister, Dollie Ballinger, Rochester.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Rod Azbell; two brothers, Dean Azbell and Maurice Azbell; sister, Ruth Green; and grandson, Matthew Miller.

Memorial services will be held at a later date. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at the North Manchester American Legion, 215 E. Main St., North Manchester.

Preferred memorial is Scout Hall at North Manchester or the family of Merrill Azbell. The memorial guest book for Merrill may be signed at www.grandstaff-hentgen.com.

er) Azbell.

Merrill married Grace Manns on July 10, 1953, in Deedsville. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Merrill worked at Essex Tool & Die in Peru. He was a "jack of all trades."

Merrill was a member of the North Manchester American Legion and a former member of the Moose Lodge. He loved to play cards, especially euchre; playing every Wednesday at Scout Hall. Merrill also enjoyed playing the organ, piano and guitar.

Merrill is survived by his wife, Grace Azbell, North Manchester; son, Steve Allan Azbell, Laketon; daughter, Terri Ann Miller, Osceola; six grandchildren, Amy (Stacy) Azbell-Nice, North Manchester, Jason (Deanna) Azbell, and Marcey Miller, both of Wabash, Martyn Miller, Fort Wayne, Danielle (Derrik) Azbell-Shennefield and Brigham Azbell, both of Wabash; nine great-grandchildren; two brothers, Wendell (Carol) Azbell, North Vernon, and Darele (Carolyn) Azbell, Peru; and sister, Dollie Ballinger, Rochester.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Rod Azbell; two brothers, Dean Azbell and Maurice Azbell; sister, Ruth Green; and grandson, Matthew Miller.

Memorial services will be at a later date. Friends may call from 2-6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at the North Manchester American Legion, 215 E. Main St., North Manchester.

Preferred memorial is Scout Hall at North Manchester or the family of Merrill Azbell. The memorial guest book for Merrill may be signed at www.grandstaff-hentgen.com.







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