From a newspaper obituary clipping for Lucy K. Mercer from the estate sale of
Dessa Mae (Sunday) Wolf 25 Nov 2000

                          LUCY K. MERCER
 "Lucy K. Mercer was born December 21, 1864, in Butler, Columbiana County,
Ohio, where she grew to young womanhood.  Later she came with her mother to
the Mt. Zion neighborhood and on Sunday, December 13, 1868, was united in
marriage to John A. Deller, in the Mt. Zion church, where they were both
members, and where she continued a member until death.
 Mrs. Deller was a very estimable woman both at home and in the church.  Her
kindness in ministering to the needs of otheres will never be forgotten and
will linger as a pleasant memory with all who knew her.  She remained on the
old home farm for a number of years, and a few years ago came to this
village, where her companion passed away on June 1, 1917.  Her health has
been poor for some years, yet through her affliction she was sustained by the
presence of the Master and would speak often of the pleasure she had had in
former years when she was able to attend church and take an active part for
Him in building up His kingdom. The memories of the past were to her indeed
pleasant memories. Her's was a well spent life, noted for its love and piety,
and Aunt Lucy, as she was familiarly known, will rise up and call her
blessed.  Throughout her affliction her daughter Leita has faithfully
ministered to her needs. But Monday morning the time of Aunt Lucy's
transition had come and she quietly slipped away to be with Jesus and her
companions and other loved ones. We miss her familiar form as those who have
no hope, for we shall meet her again in the land of fadeless day.  She leaves
to mourn her departure, six children, 3 sons and 3 daughters, as follows:
Harvey J. Deller, of South Bend; Mrs. Frank Gilbert, of Pleasant Lake, Mrs.
Fred Fast, of Angola; Worthy A. Deller, of Seattle, Washington; Lester K.
Deller, of Spokane, Washington, and Letta E. Deller, at home.  Also eight
grandchildren, 7 of whom survive her."

Submitted By: Theresa Ferguson