Merle Janet Alexander (Acord), 79, passed away early Thursday morning, Jan. 21, 2016.
Born Aug. 10, 1936, in Wood River, she was the daughter of Hallard Eugene Acord and Merle Geneva Acord (Cross).
Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, James E. Acord; her daughter, Jody L. Walker; and her granddaughter, Crystal N. Walker.
Surviving is her daughter and son-in-law, Jana and Joseph Hellrung, and their children, Caitlin Hellrung and Lucas (Aleah) Hellrung; her great-grandchildren, Charlotte and Paxton; her sister, Geraldine Blodgett; and many nieces and nephews.
Merle retired as a receptionist for Dr. R. Mullens Dentistry and later worked at the Grafton Fudge Shoppe with her childhood best friend, Judy Dooer. A world traveler and avid snow and water skier, she lived her life with no limits. Her carefree spirit will be missed.
We would like to send many thanks to the Willow Rose Rehab for their loving care. Per her wishes, a cremation and private burial will follow.
Online condolences and guestbook may be found at www.eliaskallalandschaaf.com.