Darlene M. “Dolly” Gish, 86, Jasper

Darlene M. “Dolly” Gish, 86, of Jasper, died Wednesday, October 14, at Brookside Village Senior Living in Jasper. She was born in St. Henry December 28, 1933, to Andrew and Clara (Schwinghammer) Merkley. She married Linus H. Gish August 23, 1958. He died December 28, 1977.

Dolly was a 1951 graduate of Jasper High School. She worked as a paralegal for a number of law firms. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Jasper, Victory Extension Homemakers Club, the Jasper VFW Post 673 Auxiliary, and was a former president of the St. Anthony American Legion Post 493 Auxiliary and enjoyed playing bingo.

She is survived by three sisters, Imogene Patterson, Shirley Hurst, and Mary Joyce Fischer and husband Thomas, all of Jasper; and a number of nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by three brothers, Herrell, Charles, and Andrew H. Jr. Merkley, and one sister, Ada Mae Schmitt.

Funeral services will be held at a later date with burial following in St. Anthony cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to Holy Family Church.

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