Merlin W. Needham, 68, died Thursday (July 24, 2003) at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook.
He was born Sept. 15, 1934, to Harold and Hazel (Stivers) Needham in Imperial. He graduated from Imperial High School in 1950.
On Sept. 12, 1954, he married Ruth A. Hazzard in Imperial. The couple moved to McCook in 1978 where he was employed at Dayco Hose Plant for 27 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Hazel Needham; and one daughter Ruth Ann Needham in 1980.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth of McCook; one son, Wayne Needham and wife, Peggy, of McCook; one daughter, Tammy Needham of McCook; and two brothers, Harry Needham and wife, Alice, of Sidney and Jim Needham and wife, Esther, of Cambridge.
Services are Monday, 11 a.m., at Carpenter Breland Chapel in McCook.
Visitation is Saturday 9 a.m. until noon and Sunday 5-8 p.m. Memorials may be given in his name.
Carpenter Breland Funeral Home of McCook is in charge of the arrangements.