Merline M. Tennyson, 98, of Columbia passed away on Friday, Sept. 14, 2018 at The Neighborhoods.
A private graveside service will be held by the family at Memorial Park Cemetery.
She was born on Dec. 7, 1919 in Boone County to Joseph W. and Stella (Crump) Murray. Merline married Sherman Tennyson, Jr. on Sept. 30, 1950 and he preceded her in death.
Merline was employed by Lawlor Dist. for 14 years and then worked at Stephens College for 17 years until her retirement in 1982. She was a 1938 Hickman graduate who enjoyed attending many reunions throughout the years, and she was a member of American Legion Auxiliary Unit 202 for 59 years.
Merline is survived by one sister, Martan Murray Heary of Merriam, KS; two nieces, Judy Murray Gardner of Sikeston, and Laura Heary Simmons of Kansas City; and one nephew, Kevin Lee Heary of Paola, KS.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and her brother Lawrence W. Murray.
Arrangements are under the direction of Parker-Millard Funeral Service and
Crematory; 12 East Ash Street, Columbia, MO, 65203; (573) 449-4153.
Condolences may be left online for the family at www.ParkerMillard.com