Merced Sun Star, Merced, CA
Friday, January 18, 1963, page 9
Mrs. Ova Merchant
 Mrs. Ova B. Merchant, 80, of 3975 E. Yosemite Ave., a resident of this area for 20 years, died Thursday in an Atwater hospital. She was a native of Clay County, Tenn.
 Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Lorene Fueston and Mrs. Ova Johnston of Vermillion, S.D., Mrs. Nina Sargent of Marysville and Mrs. Hazel Marie Delaval of San Diego; 11 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.
 Funeral services will be held Saturday at 9 a.m. at the Solis Colonial Chapel with the Rev. Duane Murphy of the Atwater First Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Merced District Cemetery.