Merita owned and operated R & R Building Supply from 1973 until 2004, and was a member of the Mary Queen of Angels Catholic Church.
She is survived by her son; Joseph Sheehy, of Fort Scott, a sister; Michel Schaub, of Fort Scott, three grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, and friends.
Father Darrin May will conduct the Funeral Mass for Merita 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 16, 2009 at Mary Queen of Angels, with burial following at the St. Mary's Cemetery.
The Rosary will be recited 7 p.m. Friday evening, May 15, 2009 at the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Mary's School and left in the care of the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home, 15 W. Wall Street, P.O. Box 309, Fort Scott, Kansas, 66701. Condolences may be emailed to the family at firstname.lastname@example.org.