The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

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January 14, 2014

Martha Sue Ponder Merriman

JOPLIN, Mo. — Martha Sue Ponder Merriman, beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend was born Jan. 24, 1943. Our angel took flight on Jan. 8, 2014.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Ruby Newton Ponder, her father, Alexander Ponder; two brothers, Richard and Bill Ladd, a sister, Judy Ponder Carr; and a granddaughter Raegan Merriman.

She is survived by one daughter, Shana Merriman, of Joplin; two sons, Jeff and Rick Merriman, of Joplin, and two stepsons, Robert Merriman II, of Joplin and Tim Campbell, of Joplin; 14 grandchildren, Scott Ashley, Jessica Johnson, Nick and Jake Patterson, Richard Merriman II, Terri Bourgue, Andrew Lamb, Tasia Sims, Matthew, Tiffani and Trevor Merriman, Robert Merriman III, Jonathan and Mark Merriman, and four great-grandchildren, Aliviah and Guiliana Sims, Alexander Murphy and Ayden Woods; three sisters, Nancy Clarkson, of Grove, Okla., Jane Whitecraw and Honey Wooley, of Miami, Okla.; three brothers, Patrick Ladd, of Yucalpa, Calif., John Ponder, of Miami, and Jim Ponder, of McKinney, Texas. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews and many wonderful friends.

Services will be held on Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, at Quapaw Complex Title 6 Building in Quapaw, Okla., at 2 p.m.

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  • Simpson Herbert E. Kirkpatrick

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  • Gary Compton Gary A. Compton

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  • Military Bobby G. Adams

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