SOUTH PARIS – Ruby M. Merrill, 102, of Bangor and South Paris, died March 15, at a South Paris health care facility.

She was born Oct. 2, 1906, in Dorn Ridge, New Brunswick, Canada, the daughter of Chesley and Laura M. (Flewelling) Haines.

She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church, Brewer, for many years. She lived on her own as a widow until the age of 95, then with some children and grandchildren. At age 101, she became a resident of the Market Square Health Care Center.

She is survived by her children, Dr. Eugene H. Merrill of Dallas, Texas, Laura Mavis Perkins of Bradford, Mass., Miriam M. Loghry of Pascoag, R.I. and Southington, Conn., Orrin H. Merrill Jr. of Millinocket and Erwin R. Merrill of South Paris; nine grandchildren, Paul Loghry, Donald Loghry, Heather Rushing, Dr. Sonya Merrill, Peter Merrill, Nathan Merrill, Amy Miele, Dr. Rachel Cornacchio and Cheryl Perkins; 13 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband, Orrin H. Merrill Sr. in 1970; three sisters, Alberta Dunphy, Winifred Thurber and Della Haines; and four brothers, Fred, Eldon, Ralph and Harry Haines.

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