Kim Maria Merrick


Kim Maria Merrick, 58, of New Palestine, passed away Monday, June 22, 2015, at Community Hospital North, Indianapolis.  She was born July 4, 1956, in Evansville, to the late Howard and Doris Jean (Beavin) Lottes.

Kim attended Indiana University and was a graduate of Indiana Wesleyan University. She married Dana Merrick on August 21, 1976 ,at St. James Catholic Church in Haubstadt, Ind. Kim was a medical laboratory inspector for the College of American Pathologists.

Kim was devoted to her family, friends and church. She was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church and a member of the Rosary Guild. She selflessly dedicated her time to various charities and people throughout her life. She spent her life being the biggest cheerleader for her children and husband.

She is survived by her husband, Dana Merrick of New Palestine; sons, Shayne Merrick of Nashville, Tenn., Andrew Merrick of Carolina Beach, N.C., Travis (Adrienne) Merrick of Beavercreek, Ohio; daughter, Alyssa Merrick of Beavercreek, Ohio; sister, Anjela (Mark) Igo of Dallas, Texas; brothers, Larkin (Shelly) Lottes, Brete (Alisha) Lottes, both of Evansville, Erik (Susan) Lottes of Atlanta, Ga., and several nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents and sister, Margaret Mary Lottes.

Friends may visit from 4 – 8 p.m. Friday, June 26, 2015, at Stillinger Family Funeral Home, Pasco Chapel, 1780 West Main Street, Greenfield, IN. 46140. Funeral mass will be 11 a.m., Saturday, June 27, 2015, with visitation 1 hour prior to service at St. Michael Catholic Church, 513 North Jefferson Blvd., Greenfield, with Father Steve Banet officiating. Private burial for family will be 2 p.m., Sunday, June 28, 2015, at St. James Catholic Church Cemetery, 12300 South 50 West, Haubstadt, Indiana 47639.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Indiana University School of Medicine to support Anatomical donations to the IU Foundation, P.O. Box 7072, Indianapolis, IN 46207-7072. 

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