Merna Dickson

MINERVA – Merna Louise Dickson, 57, of Minerva, passed away July 14, 2014, at Aultman Medical Center in Canton.

She was born July 26, 1956 in Canton, the daughter of Clinton Charles and Esther Irene (Guthrie) Benedict.

She is survived by her husband, Daniel Herman Dickson Sr., whom she married June 30, 1976; three sons, Fred (Cindy) Dickson of Scio, Daniel (Bobbie) Dickson Jr. of Carrollton and Robert (Alice) Dickson of Minerva; two daughters, Merna Aderhold of Salineville and Essa (Allen) Watson of Illinois; two brothers, Robert (Sandi) Benedict of Carrollton and Donald (Gert) Benedict of Wellsville; a sister, Crystal (Rick) Lambert of Dellroy; and 21 grandchildren.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Clinton Benedict II, and a granddaughter, Isabella Ashford.

Services will be held Thursday, July 17, 2014, at 1 p.m. at the Allmon Dugger Cotton Funeral Home with Pastors Rodney and Ronald McCourt officiating. Burial will be in Perrysville Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday.