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1925 Merlene 2020

Merlene Grint

August 6, 1925 — November 16, 2020

Merlene Grint

1925-2020

Mother, Grandmother, Great and Great Great Grandmother,

Loved life to the fullest

    Merlene Pullian Grint, age 95, passed away November 16, 2020, at the Kearney Regional Hospital in Kearney, Nebraska. Merlene was born August 6, 1925, to Floyd and Sadie (Lundy) Pulliam. She grew up on a farmstead west of Sargent (Cummings Park). She attended grade school at a country school near the Cummings Park area and later attended high school in Sargent and graduated in 1942. After graduation she attended a business college in Grand Island where she later did office work. Merlene married Norman Grint in May 1945. They made their home on a farmstead East of Sargent where they started farming and had a few milk cows. While on the farm they had two sons, John Edmond, and Richard Duane. Soon after the boys were born, they moved to town and purchased the Sun Theater owned by John Green. They then bought and opened a clothing store, the Fashion Nook, which after several years burned down. This resulted in closing the theater and moving the clothing store to the theater location, which remained there until they sold in 1984. During the late 70's she bought and moved the florist shop and opened and ran floral/gift shop for 6 years. During their time in town, 1965 Norman and Merlene had a daughter, JoLynn.

Merlene retired in 1984. She enjoyed her retirement years, following her grandkids through 4H, rodeos, and sporting events. Norman and Merlene wintered in Arizona for 24 years and made life-long friends.

Merlene was a member of United Methodist Women’s Group, American Auxiliary, and card club. She thoroughly enjoyed her morning coffee club visiting with friends.

Merlene was preceded in death by her husband Norman, parents, Floyd and Sadie Pulliam, brother Reed and wife Virginia, and nephew Ron Pulliam. Survivors include sons John and Sheri Grint (Chadron), Dick and Coleen Grint (Sargent), daughter JoLynn and Brian Jones (Mason City), 12 grandchildren, 26 Great grandchildren, and one Great great grandchild.

Memorial service will be at a later date. Govier Brothers Mortuary are assisting the family. An online guest book may be signed at www.govierbrothers.com. Memorials are suggested to the United Methodist Church in Sargent.

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