A Celebration of Life will be announced this spring for Ann North Cripe Merkel, 83, rural Lawrence, who passed away Sunday, February 19, 2023, at her home.
She was born January 18, 1940, in Lawrence, the daughter of Eugene and Evelyn North. She was a farmer and had worked for many years at Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant in DeSoto.
She married Dewey Cripe who preceded her in death, She later married Bill Merkel who also preceded her in death
A full obituary will appear here later.
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I worked with Ann at First National Bank and we both left to work at SFAAP about the same time. She was a wonderful worker and an awesome friend.
ron thornton-i worked with ann for many years at sunflower. she was a great lady and we had some good times. bless you ann.
ann will always have a special place in my heart. Love you cuz, even though I know you cannot see this. I always enjoyed our visits in person or by phone. See you in Heaven .
Ann was always so friendly and kind. RIP sweet lady
Ann was a dear person and hard worker. I was blessed to work with her for 20 years at SFAAP. Condolences to her family and many friends.