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Rev. Mearl Everett Henley

September 4, 1928 December 17, 2018
Rev. Mearl Everett Henley
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Rev. Mearl Everett Henley, 90, of 341 E. Jamestown Rd., Greenville, (West Salem Twp.), PA, formerly of 92 Chambers Ave. in Greenville, passed away at 1:55 am on Monday, December 17, 2018 at The Heritage at St. Paul's in Greenville.

He was born in Ernest, PA on September 4, 1928 to the late, Delaus Arthur and Grace Alta (Cramer) Henley.

Mearl graduated from Reynoldsville High School in 1947. He received his BS of Education from Edinboro University in 1959, a Bachelor and Master of Sacred Theology in 1962, and a Doctor of Divinity in 1977, all from Wesley Theological Seminary.

Mearl was a past member of the Greenville Rotary Club, North East Exchange Club, and North East Kiwanis Club.

He was a retired United Methodist minister and a proclaimer of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Mearl served as a United Methodist minister in the following towns: Harborcreek from 1962-66, Johnsonburg from 1966-70, Calvary United Methodist Church in Greenville from 1970-78, and North East from 1978-94, where he officially retired. He moved back to Greenville in 1994 where he remained.

Mearl is survived by his wife of 69 years at home, Dee Ann (Spencer) Henley. They were married on September 10, 1949. Also surviving are: two sons, Rev. Dennis M. Henley, and his wife, Kristine, of Grove City, PA, and Donald E. Henley, and his wife, Nancy, of Grove City, PA; one daughter, Joyce White, and her husband, Ronald, of Jamestown, PA; three sisters, Oral Shobert of Vermilion, OH, Ruth C. Reiter of Sykesville, PA, and Alma G. Peisner of Rochester, PA; one brother, Allen D. Henley of Rochester, PA; four grandchildren, Sharon (Henley) Hamley, and her husband, Scott, of New Florence, PA, Carolyn (Henley) Welshonce, and her husband, Thomas, of Wexford, PA, Michael White, and his wife, Meredith, of Jamestown, PA, Allison (Henley) Wejuli, and her husband, Sam, of IL; and eight great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by: one sister, Myrtle Necci, and her husband Anthony, two brothers, Robert D. Henley and Clair F. Henley, and two brothers-in-law, Don Reiter and Ronald Shobert.

A memorial service will be held at Calvary United Methodist Church, 44 South Mercer St., Greenville at 11:00 am on Friday, December 21, 2018, with Rev. Paul O. Mitchell, visitation pastor of the church, officiating. One hour of visitation will be held prior to the service from 10:00 am - 11:00 am at the church. Cremation will take place prior to the services.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions can be made to: Alzheimer's Association, 1600 Peninsula Drive, Suite 15, Erie, PA, 16505-4261 http://www.alz.org/ or Calvary United Methodist Church, 44 South Mercer St., Greenville, PA, 16125. Messages of sympathy, stories, and photos can be shared at: www.osborne-williams.com.

Arrangements are under the direction of: OSBORNE-WILLIAMS FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES, INC., 73-75 Columbia Ave. Greenville, PA 16125


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Visitation

Friday

21

Dec

10:00 AM 12/21/2018 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 12/21/2018 11:00:00 AM
Calvary United Methodist Church

44 South Mercer St.
Greenville, PA 16125

Calvary United Methodist Church
44 South Mercer St. Greenville 16125 PA
United States

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Friday

21

Dec

11:00 AM 12/21/2018 11:00:00 AM
Calvary United Methodist Church

44 South Mercer St.
Greenville, PA 16125

Calvary United Methodist Church
44 South Mercer St. Greenville 16125 PA
United States

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Alzheimer's Association

1128 State St. Suite 301
Erie, PA 16505
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44 South Mercer Street
Greenville, PA 16125
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