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Obituaries

Obituaries

John Harmon Mercer 1962 - 2010 Lawrence

A memorial service for John Harmon Mercer, 47, Lawrence, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the University Community of Christ Church, 1900 University Drive, Lawrence. Cremation is planned.
He died Sunday, Aug. 1, 2010, at his home.
He was born Sept. 30, 1962, in Topeka, the son of Jerry Dean and Avanelle Rogene Harmon Mercer, of Lawrence.
He graduated from Atchison High School in 1981 and received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Kansas State University.
He worked in management for Walmart Stores Inc. for 16 years and most recently worked for the Department of Revenue as a property appraiser.
He was a member of the Lawrence Community of Christ Church.
He married CaraLane “Cricket” Norris at the Clearfield United Methodist Church, south of Eudora, on May 18, 1985. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include a son, Mark Harmon Mercer, and a daughter, Emily Anne Mercer, both students at KSU; three brothers, Edward Dean Mercer, Spokane, Wash., Jeffrey Dale Mercer, Lawrence, and Kenneth Wayne Mercer, Orlando, Fla.; and a sister, Sara Beth Mercer, Ozawkie.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents and maternal grandfather.
The family suggests memorials to the American Brain Tumor Association, sent in care of Lawrence Funeral Chapel, 3821 W. Sixth St., Lawrence, KS 66066.
Online condolences may be made at barnettchapeloaks.com.