Merlyn Gene Law

Jerseyville | Monday, May 10 2010

Merlyn Gene Law died May 10, 2010 at her home.

She was born in Fort Worth, Texas on July 20th, 1923 to Burnice and Hallie (McMinn) Engelbert.

She married Paul Edward Law in St. Louis, MO on October 24th, 1951. He preceded her in death.

She is survived by two daughters: Julia Law of Carmel Valley, California and Ann Nilsson and her husband, Craig Nilsson of Jerseyville, IL. One son: James E Law and his partner Joseph Avena of Brooklyn, New York. Four grandchildren: Jack and Kate Annis of Carmel Valley, California and Ned and Hallie Nilsson of Jerseyville, IL.

In accordance with her wishes, cremation rites will be accorded and funeral services will be private. Memorials are suggested to the Great River Land Trust in Alton, Salvation Army of Jerseyville, and The Restless Legs Syndrome, 819 2nd Street SW, Rochester, MN, 55902.

Gent Funeral Home in Alton is in charge of arrangements.

Online guestbook and information may be found at

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