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Merry Lynn Willoughby

July 15, 1953 January 26, 2015
Merry Lynn Willoughby
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Obituary for Merry Lynn Willoughby

Merry Lynn McMullen Willoughby, age 61, a lifetime resident of Lapeer, passed away on January 26, 2015 in the comforts of her home with her husband, Billy, at her side. The daughter of James and Thelma McMullen, Merry was born in Flint, MI on July 15, 1953 and married Billy Willoughby on June 14, 1980.

Merry worked in the title insurance business for 34 years. She enjoyed the Michigan outdoors and was active with hunting, fishing, and camping. She had a passion for working in her garden and was skilled at making beautiful dried flower arrangements. Merry deeply loved spending time with her family and friends and she will always be treasured for her never-ending gift of conversation. There was always a special place in her heart for her kitties, Abbey and Rose.

Merry is survived by her loving husband, Billy; her sister, Nancy McMullen Henderson; her brothers, Jim (Kerry) McMullen and Tom (Brenda) McMullen; and her sisters-in law, Shirley (James) Wood and Carol Olson. Also, many nieces and nephews. Merry was preceded in death by her parents James and Thelma McMullen; her sister, Sue Ellen McMullen; her brother-in-law, Roy Henderson; and both her Father-in-law and Mother-in-law, George and Garnette Willoughby.

Friends may visit on Wednesday, January 28th from 3-8pm. Funeral form Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors Capstick Chapel on Thursday, January 29th at 11am with the Reverend James M. Wood officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Lapeer. Memorial donations may be made to the Michigan Humane Society.


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