Emerson Leigh Merkley

Chad and Janelle Merkley of Jasper announce the birth of a daughter, Emerson Leigh. She was born on Jan. 18, 2019, in Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center, Jasper, and weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces. The mother is the former Janelle Merkley. Emerson was baptized on April 30, 2019, in St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper by Father Ray Brenner. She wore a baptismal gown made from her great-grandmother’s wedding dress. Amy Winkel and Joss Winkel, both of Jasper, are godparents. Grandparents are Jeff and Cheryl Merkley and Randy and Donna Merkley, all of Jasper. Great-grandparents are Gene and Norma Erny of Jasper. Emerson has two sisters, Addison and Reagan.

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