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Shirley K. Merritts


Shirley K. Merritts, 80, of Roaring Spring, passed away Sunday afternoon at UPMC Altoona.

She was born May 13, 1943 in Altoona, to William and Mary E. (Irwin) Harshbarger. Shirley was married to the late James T. Merritts.

She is survived by daughters: Nicole E. Merritts (Ryan) and Jaylene M. Hoover (Wade); sister, Sylvia Boyles; three grandchildren: Rachel Filer (Justin), Caleb Merritts and Baron Dionis; two great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; daughter, Melissa A. Merritts and sister, Susan Pry.

Shirley was a life-long member of Ho...


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