Marion Merle Bracken

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Merle Bracken, 87 of Rector passed away on June 27, 2013.

He was born to the late Merrow and Cleo (Self) Bracken in Greenway, Ark.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Frances (Hardin) Bracken and a sister, Barbara Nidlsey.

He is survived by two sons, Joe Bracken and Robert Bracken of Rector; a daughter, Shirley Edgellar of West Plains; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Saturday, June 29, 2013, at the Irby Funeral Home in Rector with David Winberry officiating. Burial followed in Woodland Heights Cemetery.

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