Kathy Merkley, 59, St. Anthony

Kathy Merkley, 59, of St. Anthony, passed away Sunday, June 7, 2020, at Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Newburgh.

Kathy was born August 5, 1960, in Jasper to Alphonse and Marjorie (Rikard) Lampert. She was united in marriage to Randy Merkley on May 26, 1979, in St. Anthony of Padua Church.

Kathy was a 14-year employee at Masterbrand Cabinets.

Kathy was a member of Divine Mercy Parish-St. Anthony of Padua Church, and the St. Anthony Community Center.

She loved car shows, deer hunting, animals, bingo, Karaoke and dancing. She especially loved being with her grandchildren.

Surviving are her husband, Randy Merkley; one daughter, Catrina (Charles) Johnson of Cannelton; one son, Bradly (Stacy) Merkley of St. Anthony; three grandchildren, Jacob Johnson, April Johnson and Joseph Merkley; her parents, Alphonse and Marjorie Lampert of St. Anthony; two brothers, Michael (Nancy) Lampert and Richard (Becky) Lampert, both of St. Anthony; and five nieces and nephews.

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

A mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday June 10, 2020, in Divine Mercy Parish-St. Anthony of Padua Church, with burial to follow in the church cemetery.

Friends may call at the Becher Funeral Home in Ferdinand from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Online condolences may be shared at www.becherfuneralhome.com.

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