Obituary for Wanda Belle "Granny" Mercer

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Wanda Belle "Granny" Mercer

Died: July 20, 2016

Wanda Belle "Granny" (Mack) Mercer, age 74, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana in Columbus. She was a resident of Brown County.

Wanda was born March 30, 1942, in Johnson County, Arkansas, to the late George William and Ivean (McDaniel) Mack. She married Larry Gene Mercer on January 21, 1960 in Morgantown. He survives after 56 devoted years of marriage.

Wanda enjoyed cooking, gardening and canning her fruits and vegetables. She never met a stranger and will be remembered for her love of friends and family. Wanda loved telling those close to her "I love you a bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck."

She is survived by her husband Larry, children: Buddy Mercer of Brown County, Trina Mercer-Watkins of Bloomington and Valerie (Mike) Dunn of Brown County; sister, Clara (David) Hickman of Morgantown; 7 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren and 4 nieces.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brother John William Mack and a niece Shawna Hickman.

Pastor Paul Taylor will conduct a funeral service at 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 23rd at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry Street in Morgantown. Friends may call from 5 p.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Wanda to the Alzheimer's Association: 50 East 91st Street Ste. 100, Indianapolis, Indiana 46240 or to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana: 2626 East 17th Street, Columbus, Indiana 47201.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

Information: (812) 597-4670


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nelson and kay elkins posted on 1/1/00

My heart breaks and celebrates along with yours. My bestest buddy for many years. So many funny stories we have and will always remember them until I see her again... love and miss you my sweet friend.. Praying for the family.. love you guys!!! k & n


Children of Frank & Eula (Mack) Spencer and Famili posted on 1/1/00

We send our deepest sympathies to Clara, David and Family. We all remember the kindness and vibrant personality that was our cousin Wanda Belle. For some reason we always used her full name when referring to her. While she is in a much better place, the world is a poorer place for her passing. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.


DeAnne Weaver posted on 1/1/00

Buddy and family, Your friends at BC YMCA send our most heartfelt sympathy in your loss. We enjoyed having your mother attend classes at the Y and loved her sense of humor. She will be missed! Buddy, your friends in Men's Core also are thinking about you and your loss at this most difficult time.


Ed & Cathy Huckaby posted on 1/1/00

Such wonderful memories. Such a good person and friend. We had so many laughs and good times. I know this is such a hard time for all of you, my Mom has Alzheimers and its so hard to go through. Our hearts, prayers and thoughts are with you all. She is well remembered and so missed


Jennifer Reeves posted on 1/1/00

I want to express my deepest condolences to all of Wanda's family. She was such a loving, caring, and compassionate person and she was loved and missed by so many. I will never forget the generosity and love she showed me and my family in our greatest time of need. I work at the nursing home, and I always looked forward to hearing her say "I love you a bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck" every time I saw her. May you all find comfort and peace in-I am keeping you in my prayers.