Merle E. Perusich, 83, of Slater, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2005, at Big Bend Retreat in Slater.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, at Slater City Cemetery. Rev. Robert Sisney will officiate. Friends may call Thursday morning at Weiker Funeral Home in Slater. Memorials are suggested to Big Bend Retreat in Slater.
Born Oct. 25, 1921, in Slater, she was the daughter of the late Curtis L. and Pansy Clark Braxdale. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Independence, and was a retired telephone operator for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company. She resided in Independence for many years before returning to Slater in 2002.
Survivors include two sons, Michael Perusich of Independence and Don Perusich of Pine Bluff, Ark.; and six grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.