Many years ago, she worked in the cafeteria at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School. She was a member of Gray Road Baptist Church, where she was a Sunday School Teacher for several years and a former member of Immanuel Baptist Church in Greencastle.
Virginia was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Merrett on May 11, 1985; her parents; her daughter, Linda Miller; brother, James Radovich and a sister, Peggy Smith. She is survived by her daughter, Fran Shingleton (Mike) and her son, John Merrett (Kathy); grandchildren, Brian, Mark, Brent, Kevin, Amanda, Casie; great grandchildren, Kaylie, Jonathan, Noah, Jonah, Avery, Olivia, Mala, Phayth and Jazelyn.
Visitation will be Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Daniel F. O'Riley Funeral Home, 6107 S. East St. (Hwy 31 South), Indianapolis, IN 46227. Funeral Services will be conducted on Friday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Cloverdale Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are requested to the Mark and Roxanne CEF Ministry, c/o Gray Road Baptist Church, 5500 S. Gray Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46237. Online condolences may be shared with the family at orileyfuneralhome.com