Elizabeth C. ‘Liz’ Merryfield

Elizabeth C. “Liz” Merryfield, 79, of Dade City, Fla., and formerly Tiffin, passed away Tuesday morning, May 21, 2013, at HPH Hospice, Dade City.

She was born July 16, 1933, in Tiffin, to the late Arnold J. and May V. (Hoffman) Young. She married Donald J. Merryfield Dec. 8, 1951, in Angola Ind., and he preceded her in death Jan. 30, 1990.

Survivors include a son, Donald (Barbara Jean) Merryfield of Republic; a daughter, Mary (George) Kimmet of Zephyrhills, Fla.; four brothers, James (Zella) Young of Pinellas Park, Fla., Gene Young of Columbia, S.C., Frank (Kathy) Young of Tiffin and Daniel (Elaine) Young of Willard; a sister, Evelyn (Norman) Gannon of Zephyrhills, Fla.; three grandchildren, Melinda Louise (Mike) Watkins, Aaron Merryfield and Gregory Merryfield; five stepgrandchildren; one great-grandchild, Maxwell; and 17 stepgreat-grandchildren.

Liz graduated in 1951 from Tiffin Columbian High School and worked for Betty White Cleaning Service and U.S. Bank. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Tiffin, Tiffin Moose Lodge No. 846 and Tiffin Eagles No. 402. Liz enjoyed walking, reading, sewing and listening to music.

Her Mass of Christian burial will be 10 a.m. Saturday, May 25, 2013, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Tiffin, with the Rev. Joseph Szybka officiating. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Tiffin. The rosary will be prayed 20 minutes prior to Mass.

Friends may visit with the family from 3-7 p.m. Friday at Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home & Crematory, 236 S. Washington St., Tiffin, OH 44883, (419) 447-2424. A Christian wake service will begin at 7 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to HPH Hospice Dade City, American Heart Association or Alzheimer’s Foundation of America

Condolences may be sent and the guestbook signed at www.hgmackfuneralhome.com.