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Elinor Jean (Merrick) Runge - Obituary


February 6, 2019

Elinor Jean (Merrick) Runge, born November 7, 1921, passed through the gates of heaven on Thursday, January 31, 2019. She was born to William Arthur Merrick and Rosa Belle (Gregg) Merrick in Maxwell, Nebraska, where her Daddy filed the incorporation papers for the First Baptist Church in 1916. She had three brothers, including Keaton Merrick, who did not survive infancy. Elinor's father died when she was eight, leaving Rosa Belle alone to raise the three children in 1930. That was a tough time by any measure; but though of small stature, she was equal to the task. She should have had regula...

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