Merle Leroy Schreffler III

LISBON -Merle Leroy Schreffler III, 56, died at 11:55 a.m. Saturday at Salem Community Hospital following a lengthy illness.

Merle was born Sept. 2, 1957 in Salem to Alice (Ward) Wolford and the late Merle L. Schreffler Jr.

He had worked as an auto detailer at the former Main Street Motors in Columbiana.

Besides his mother, survivors include his wife, Debbie Jo (Robinson) Schreffler, whom he married April 27, 1990; four children, Gene Schreffler of Salem, Samantha Schreffler of Negley, Jeanie Schreffler of East Liverpool and Briana Schreffler of Industry, Pa.; two stepchildren, Rachel Schreffler of Guilford Lake and Tony Hickman of Lisbon; three sisters, Malinda Theodore of South Carolina, Melanie Veon of East Palestine and Marcy Adams of Columbiana; two brothers, Mike Schreffler and Mark Schreffler, both of East Palestine; and seven grandchildren

There will be a memorial service at 11 a.m. Friday at the Lisbon Assembly of God with the Rev. Greg Pennington officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

The family requests any memorial contributions be made to the family to help defray the final expenses.

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