Margie Vermillion, 69

Published 6:20 am Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Margie “Mert” Vermillion,  69, passed away early Wednesday morning, April 20, 2022, at her home near Batesville.

A memorial service to honor Mert’s life will be in Sheldon, Missouri at a later date.

Mert was born on August 31, 1952 to the late James Earl Keesee and Margaret June Cooper Keesee in Sheldon, MO. She was a homemaker throughout her lifetime. She enjoyed crocheting in her downtime and had a personal obsession for collecting lighthouses. She was known as “Aunt Mert” to her nieces and nephews.

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The family she leaves behind to cherish her memory include her husband, John Vermillion of Batesville; her two sons, John Bradley Vermillion of Topeka, KS, and Jamie Levi Vermillion of Lawrence, KS; one sister, Diana Duffield of Topeka, KS; 5 grandchildren, one great grandchild and “God Family”, Jennifer, Wayne, and Emmalee Thompson.