Erma L. (Merrifield) Tindell

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Erma L. (Merrifield) Tindell, 86, of Concord, NH. and formerly of Keene, NH. and Walpole, NH. died on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at Harris Hill Center in Concord. She passed peacefully with the love of family near after a period of declining health.

Erma was born the daughter of the late Lucille (Stout) and Glen Merrifield on March 15, 1933 in Burlingame, Kansas. She was educated in Kansas where she graduated from Burlingame High School class of 1951.

On April 8, 1955 she exchanged vows with the love of her life, L. Dale Tindell at the First Methodist Church in Burlingame, KS. Sadly, Dale passed on March 18, 2014 after almost fifty-nine years of marriage.

She worked as a Court Clerk for the DeKalb County Court House in Sycamore, Il. for eight years before retirement in 1998. Prior, she had worked for the telephone co. in Topeka, KS. Savings Bank of Walpole, Walpole, NH. and the Court House in Sycamore, IL.

She enjoyed many things in life. Her time was spent playing canasta, working on puzzles and crossword puzzles. For twenty years she loved taking the annual family trip to Kansas to attend family reunions. When time permitted, she was always up for visiting with family and friends, many times over a cup of coffee. She spent many hours going to the grandchildren’s sporting events to cheer them on.

Mrs. Erma Tindell is survived by her children; Glenda R. Secord and her husband, Walter of Keene, Kimberly A. Benoit and her husband, Douglas of Bow, Amy M. Davis and her husband, Dan of Limestone, ME. and Joan L. Ketchum and her husband, Bradford of Essex, MA. Seven grandchildren; Trevor Secord and his wife, Ashley, Benjamin Secord, Andrea Bickford and her husband, Ross, Brian Benoit and his wife, Lisa, Taylor Ketchum, Ethan Ketchum and Emma Ketchum. Four great grandchildren; Trevor Secord II, Willa Bickford, Arlo Bickford and Isla Benoit. A sister, Dorothy Goheen of Topeka, KS. In addition, she leaves; cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Her siblings; Duane Merrifield and Ila Mutter passed earlier.

In keeping with Erma’s wishes there are no calling hours and burial will be private in the family lot at Monadnock View Cemetery, Keene. Donations can be made in memory of Erma L. Tindell to: American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Ave. Dallas, TX. 75231 or to: Alzheimers Association, 225 North Michigan Ave. Flr. 17, Chicago, Il. 60601. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel and Crematories, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03431.


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