Clara Merkord
Clara Merkord
Clara Merkord
Clara Merkord
Clara Merkord

Obituary of Clara L. Merkord

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Clara Louise Ellis Merkord, died Sunday, July 9, 2023 at the age of 84 after a battle with Cancer. 

Clara was born January 22, 1939, to Mylon and Hazel (Small) Ellis in Skowhegan Maine. She was a graduate of Morse High School 1957/1958.  On May 25,1957, Clara married Herman Merkord Jr. (of New Jersey) in Bath, Maine. 

Clara was predeceased by her parents Mylon and Hazel and her brother Edward. 

Clara is survived by her husband of 66 years, her children; David Merkord (Shari), Janet Nelson (Robert), and Shaun Merkord (Laura), 4 Grandchildren; Jennifer Peavey (Donald), Nancy Barclay (Jayson), Benjamin Merkord, and Sarah Merkord. 5 Great Grandchildren; Julia Blackwell (Jason), Vivian Peavey, Brady Barclay, Kenzi Barclay, and Aubrey Barclay, 1 Great Great Grandchild; Lincoln Blackwell Brown, and her brother Leonard Ellis. 

Clara enjoyed being surrounded by her family and friends.  She was a long-time member of Bath United Methodist Church.  She also enjoyed acting in plays with the Basic Players of the Bath Area Senior Citizens Activity Center and early morning walks with friends.

A Celebration of Clara’s Life will be held on Saturday, September 23, 2023 at the Bath United Methodist Church at 10:00 AM. 

In lieu of Flowers, donations can be made to: St Jude Childrens Research Hospital ( or Healthwell Foundation (

A Memorial Tree was planted for Clara
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Direct Cremation of Maine
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1939 - 2023

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