Merrit M. Killen, 97

Merrit M. Killen, age 97, of Huntington, died at 9:15 p.m. Monday, Dec. 19, 2016, at Heritage Pointe in Warren.

Visitation will be from 3 – 7  p.m. Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016 at Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 West Park Drive, Huntington.  Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 23, 2016 at Bailey-Love Mortuary with the Rev. Richard Case and the Rev. Russell Buzzard officiating. There will be one hour of visitation prior to the service. Burial will be in Mt. Etna Cemetery in Huntington County.

Preferred memorials are to Pilcher’s Chapel United Methodist Church, in care of Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 West Park Drive, Huntington, INa, 46750.

Merrit was born on Feb. 16, 1919, in Huntington, the son of J.R. and Lena (Woods) Killen. He graduated from Monument City High School and attended Purdue University for two years. He married Marguerite R. Buzzard on March 27, 1943 in Huntington; she preceded him in death on Nov. 10, 1997.

Merrit farmed for most of his life and was on the board of directors at Bippus State Bank for 30 years. He was a member of Pilcher’s Chapel United Methodist Church in Huntington County. He loved auctions and farm sales, particularly buying and selling cattle, hogs, and real estate. He especially enjoyed cigars and telling good jokes.

Merrit is survived by his son – Ray Killen of Huntington; a daughter – Rita Wright of Warren; a brother – Don Killen of Huntington; two grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife, and a sister, Shirley June Pugh.

Please sign the online guestbook at Those unable to attend may view the service on the Bailey-Love Mortuary channel at Bailey-Love Mortuary is honored to serve the family of Merrit M. Killen.


Posted on 2016 Dec 20