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Tuesday, January 4, 2011 Mourns the Passing of Carmen Mearida

Constance Carmen Mearida, 90, Wapella, died at 5:48 a.m. Monday (Jan. 3, 2011) at Manor Court, Clinton.

There will be private family services, with J. Kent Hickerson officiating. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Waynesville. There will be no visitation. Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to Manor Court, Clinton.

She was born July 11, 1920, in Waynesville Township, DeWitt County, to Carl B. and Anna M. Ruble Halsey. She married Charles Everett “Peanut” Mearida on Aug. 5, 1938, at St. Charles, Mo. He passed away March 14, 1996.

Surviving are two daughters, Sharolyn Fryman and Julia “Judy” Finger, both of Wapella; one brother, Thomas Halsey, Normal; one sister, Melva Neaville, Mount Pulaski; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers and one sister.

She was a member of Wapella Christian Church. Carmen Mearida was regarded as a fine neighbor, pleasant person, and a great member of the Wapella Community.

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