DEXTER -- Stephen Merriman, 50, died Oct. 15, 2008, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare.
Born March 25, 1958, in Anna, Ill., to Dorothy Willard Schaffer of Anna and the late Albert Leon Merriman, he lived in Anna until he moved to Dexter in 1988. He had been a construction worker and was a member of the Laborers Local 1104. He was of the Baptist belief.
On Feb. 8, 2003, in Dexter, he married Ronda Orton who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: one daughter, Natalie Clark of Neosho; one stepdaughter, Heather Null of Cape Girardeau; one stepson, Ray Null of Dexter; three sisters, Carolyn Harvell and Judy Johnson of Jonesboro, Ill., and Betty Bellamy of Vienna, Ill.; and one granddaughter.
A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Chapel in Dexter with the Rev. Kenneth Biggs officiating.