Loretta Merriman

MERRIMAN, Loretta L., 76, of Steubenville died peacefully at home of natural causes on Friday, February 28, 2014.

She was born August 31, 1937 in Piney Fork, OH. She is the daughter of the late Floyd and Rose DaGraba Merriman.

Loretta is also preceded in death by one brother, Floyd George Merriman; two sisters, June Mazur and Marie Kinney; and a nephew, George R. Merriman.

Loretta worked as a surgical technician at Potters Hospital, East Liverpool, Children’s in Columbus, and Weirton Medical Center.

Surviving are her sister, Inez Zajdowicz of Wintersville; her brother, Robert V. Merriman of Piney Fork; her aunt, Marie DeLibera of Baltimore; and her long time and best friend with whom she lived, Fran Lopresto.

Loretta will be sadly missed by her nieces, nephews, cousins, and her many friends.

Calling hours are Tuesday 3-7 p.m. at the Mosti Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, 4435 Sunset Blvd., where services will be held noon Wednesday. Rev. Dr. Philip Makari will officiate.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Starkdale Presbyterian Church Youth Group, 4600 Sunset Blvd., Steubenville, OH 43953.

Offer condolences at www.mostifuneralhome. com.