Dorothy Mertz age 96, of Knoxville, passed away Wednesday, July 4, 2018 at Ben Atchley State Veterans Home. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Mertz on May 23, 2018. She was a member of First Lutheran Church for over 60 years. She was also preceded in death by parents, Elmer and Margaret Penner Egbert; brother, Roger Egbert; and sister, Barbara Egbert McCullough.
Survivors: sons and daughters-in-law, Keith R. and Janie Mertz, David A. and Linda E. Mertz; daughter and son-in-law, Carol Ann and Richard P. Jones; grandson and wife, Christopher A. and Cristin Mertz; granddaughter and husband, Emily L. and Josh Stephens; great-grandchildren, Bailey, Anniston, Sydney, Keeton, Levi and Paisley.
Family will receive friends 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday at First Lutheran Church followed by a 7:00 p.m. memorial service with Pastor Floyd Smithey officiating. Family and friends will meet at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday at East Tennessee Veterans Cemetery on John Sevier Highway for a 9:30 a.m. inurnment service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Lutheran Church, 1207 Broadway, Knoxville, TN 37917. Serving the family, Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at North Broadway.
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