Elwanda Brown Merriman

Elwanda Brown Merriman was born, November 6, 1927 in Keo, Arkansas the daughter of Nick Brown and Bridgie Hilliard Brown and passed away, Wednesday, July 17, 2013, in the Conally  Memorial Medical Center in Floresville, Texas at the age of 85 years after a lengthy illness.

She graduated from Edcouch-Elsa High School, Class of 1944.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Nick Brown and Bridgie Hilliard Brown; her  daughter, Jo Ann Merriman; her son, Weldon Ray Merriman; her brother, Gerald Brown and her  sister, Irene Fuller. She is survived by her daughter, Janet Monson and husband Edward of Kenedy; her son, Ward Merriman and wife Patsy of Denton; her sisters, Ruby Ricketson, Barbara Smith and husband Art, Kathryn Power and husband Richard and Chrystine Kelly and husband John and her brothers, Virgil Brown and wife Bonnie and Jerry Brown.  Ms. Merriman is also survived by her 7 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and many wonderful nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held Friday, July 19, 2013, from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M., in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel, Kenedy, Texas. Funeral services will be held, Saturday, July 20,  2013 at 1:00 P.M., in the Eckols Chapel with interment following in the Elim Cemetery, Elim, Texas. Serving as pallbearers will be Clint Maddox, Jason Maddox, Brad Merriman, Greg Bell, Mark Janese, Alan Ricketson, Joe Jones and Ernest Torre.