Merle P. Cheney Posted on December 9, 2019 0 Spread the Love - Share this Post! Age, 94AdaServices for Merle P. Cheney will begin at noon on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019 at Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Ada by Pastor Jacob Reel. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Ada with graveside military honors conducted by the Ada VFW Post 9381 Honor Guard. Friends may call 10 a.m.-noon on Thursday at the funeral home. He died at 6:12 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019 at his residence.He was born Jan. 20, 1925 in Hardin County to the late Harley L. and Opal E. (LaPort) Cheney. On June 18, 1948 he married Lucille Helser and she survives in Ada. Also surviving are his four children. Linda Schaudt of Ada, Larry (Vicki) Cheney of Ada, Rhonda (Timothy) Dyer of Ada and Merle Alan Cheney of Ada; five grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a great-granddaughter; a son-in-law; four sisters and three brothers. Merle retired from Wilson Sporting Goods of Ada after working for 38 years. He was a U.S. Army veteran who served during WWII from July 6, 1943 to May 28, 1946. After his military service Merle returned to the Village of Ada and worked for the street department. He was a life member of the Ada VFW Post 9381 and a member of the Ada Church of Christ Disciples. Memorial contributions may be made to Ada Church of Christ Disciples, 316 S. Main Street, P.O. Box 45, Ada, Ohio 45810.Condolences can be expressed at www.hansonneely.com. Spread the Love - Share this Post!