January 1 1932 November 8 2022
Obituary Please share a memory of Adeline to include in a keepsake book for family and friends. View Tribute Book Grace was born in Chicago Illinois on January 1, 1932. Her father was Charles Edward Wager, and her mother Maye Alberta Duke. They had 4 children, Charles, Richard, Grace, and Martha. Grace was married to Bill Merrifield for 55½ years. They had four children Kathleen, Scott, Ruth, and Ken. She had 16 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, and her beloved husband. She and Bill were married on August 23, 1952. They joined Wycliffe Bible Translators and traveled to southern Mexico in 1954 where they began to serve the Chinantec people in the village of San Juan Palantla. In 1974 they moved to the Wycliffe Center in Dallas where they continued to serve until they retired. Through the years, along with raising four children and maintaining a home, Grace worked with Bill on the Chinantec primers as well as the New Testament, typing on the teletype and proofreading the final versions. For 21 years, she served as the Candidate Secretary for the SIL schools. In April 1973 the first copy of the Chinantec New Testament was printed. Afterwards she worked in the Dallas Wycliffe business office, the museum, and Academic Publications alongside Bill. In her later years, she spent much of her days in prayer and meditation. She always had a smile and a hug for everyone. The joy of the Lord was evident in her life. Her life verse is: Jeremiah 29:11: For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you. You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart. Grace Merrifield sought the LORD with all her heart. She found Him and is with Him now. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Adeline, please visit our floral store. Read more
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Adeline Grace Merrifield January 1 1932 November 8 2022.
Death notice for the town of: Duncanville, state: Texas