Name:   Merle Ellsworth Crandall

From:  The Merced Sun-Star, Merced, California
Date:  August 28, 1978

Funeral services are pending at Stratford Evans Merced Chapel for Merle Ellsworth Crandell, 84, a Merced resident for six years who died Sunday in a local hospital following a lengthy illness.

Burial will be in Plainsburg District Cemetery.

A native of New York, Mr. Crandell was a member of United Methodist Church in Merced.

He is survived by his wife, Florence; three daughters, Mrs. Barbara Wills of Le Grand, Mrs. Betty Holley of Ogden, Utah, and Mrs. Ahleen Chiswell of Solana Beach; a step-son, LeRoy Bellwood of Lemon Grove; 14 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.