Kathy Merkley, 59, St. Anthony

Kathy Merkley, 59, of St. Anthony, died Sunday June 7, at Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Newburgh. She was born in Jasper August 5, 1960, to Alphonse and Marjorie (Rikard) Lampert. She married Randy Merkley May 26, 1979, at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in St. Anthony.

Kathy was a 14 year employee at Masterbrand Cabinets. She loved car shows, deer hunting, animals, bingo, Karaoke, and dancing. She was a member of Divine Mercy Parish, St. Anthony of Padua Church, and the St. Anthony Community Center and she loved being with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband, Randy Merkley; one daughter, Catrina Johnson and husband Charles, Cannelton; one son, Bradley Merkley and wife Stacy, St. Anthony. three grandchildren, Jacob and April Johnson and Joseph Merkley; her parents, Alphonse and Marjorie Lampert; St. Anthony; two brothers, Michael Lampert and wife Nancy and Richard Lampert and wife Becky, all of St. Anthony; and five nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one niece, Shawna Lampert, and her grandparents, Walter and Elizabeth Lampert and John and Dorothy Rikard.

Friends may call from 9-10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Becher Funeral Home in Ferdinand. Online condolences can be shared at www.becherfuneralhome.com. A Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Anthony of Padua Church with burial following in the church cemetery.

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