Merle E. Stackhouse, 96, died Saturday, April 7th, 2012.
He was born April 3rd, 1916, south of Brady, Nebraska, to Arthur and Nellie (Andrews) Stackhouse. In March 1934, he married Helen Kelley. To this union, six children were born. Helen passed away January 12th, 1971. On June 16th, 1972, he married June Clemans. He enjoyed going fishing, winning at pitch and marbles and cooking. His specialties were potato and chili soups and angel food cake. Merle attended the First Baptist Church in North Platte, Nebraska.
He is survived by Ilene (Gary) Fatig of Texas, Randy (Teresa) Stackhouse of Missouri, Irene (Gary) Pearson of North Platte and daughters-in-law, Cherie Stackhouse of Omaha, Nebraska and Barbara Stackhouse of California, 14 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and special person, Martha Miller.
He was preceded in death by June; three brothers; two sisters; a daughter, Rhonda, two sons, Robert and Roger and a grandson, Jeffrey.
Memorial services were held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, April 10th, at Carpenter Memorial Chapel, with the Rev. Tom Wiles of First Baptist Church officiating. Burial followed at Plainview Cemetery in Maxwell.
A memorial has been established in his name. Online condolences may be shared at www.carpentermemorial.com.
Carpenter Memorial Chapel was in charge of arrangements.