Merry Jo Siderits

Obituary of Merry Jo Siderits

Merry Jo Siderits, 81, of Niles, passed away on Tuesday, January 18th, 2022, at Hanson Hospice, in Stevensville. A Christmas miracle, Merry Jo was born on December 25, 1940, to the late Ivan and Betty (Wholford) Adams. Merry Jo graduated from Niles High School, class of 1959. She married Wilbur D. Siderits and to that union a son, William D. Siderits was born. While the marriage ended, the couple remained friends. Merry Jo worked for Simplicity Pattern and retired from Packard Industries in 2005, where she had worked for over twenty-seven years. She was a member of the former Wesley United Methodist Church. Merry Jo has enjoyed time that she spent in her three-season room watching the deer, squirrels and feeding the birds. She also looked forward to quiet walks through the neighborhood, Sunday car rides, going out to dinner, and spending time on the boat, especially during fireworks. She was an avid Notre Dame Football fan and cherished every moment she could spend with her loved one, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her Parents, Ivan Adams and Betty Haines and her sisters, Paula Szymczak, and Rebecca Bratton. Merry Jo leaves to cherish her memory her husband, Robert Elrod of Niles; her son, William D. “Bill” Siderits of Shelbyville, Michigan; two grandchildren, Shaun (Kari) Siderits of Grand Rapids and William M. (Leah) Siderits of Niles; five great-grandchildren and another soon to arrive. Funeral services will be held on Monday, January 24, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home in Niles with a time of visitation to begin one hour prior. An interment will be held at Mission Hills Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made in Merry Jo’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association at 200 Turwill Lane Suite 6, Kalamazoo, Michigan 49006. Condolences, photos, and memories may be left for the family at www.BrownFuneralHomeNiles.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Services, of Niles.
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Monday
24
January

Visitation

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Monday, January 24, 2022
Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Services
521 E. Main St.
Niles, Michigan, United States
(269) 683-1155
Monday
24
January

Funeral Service

1:00 pm
Monday, January 24, 2022
Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Services
521 E. Main Street
Niles, Michigan, United States
269-683-1155
Monday
24
January

Interment

2:00 pm
Monday, January 24, 2022
Mission Hills Memorial Gardens
61453 M51
Niles, Michigan, United States
269-683-8333
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