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Merlin K. Hedington

1944 ~ 2022 (age 77)


Merlin K. Hedington, 77, of Monroe, passed away on Thursday, May 26, 2022, at his residence. He was born in Decatur, IN, on October 23, 1944, the son of Carl and Dorothy (Hoffman) Hedington. On November 7, 1964, he married Linda Rayl. 

His family grew up attending SpringHill Missionary Church. Merlin was a lifelong farmer. Farming was his passion, especially when he got to share his love and knowledge for it with his grandchildren. He often said “there is no greater pleasure than all of us working in the field together.”  He was the most comfortable on his tractor seat in a hay field. His humble and kind ways harvested him many dear friends throughout his life.  He held those friends dear to his heart right up to the last days before he went to his home with his family and friends in heaven. 

Merlin is survived by his wife of 57 years, Linda Hedington of Monroe; a son, Doug (Lisa) Hedington of Portland, IN; a daughter, Nicole (Dean) Whitacre of Monroe, IN; a brother, Vernon Hedington of Decatur, IN; 4 grandchildren, Chase Hedington, Eliza, Isaac, and Zachary Whitacre. 

He was preceded in death by a brother, Luther Hedington; a sister, Madeline Hedington 

Private family visitation and services will be held at Haggard-Sefton-Hirschy & Zelt Funeral Home. Burial will take place at Backesto (Springhill) Cemetery, with Pastor Bill Hull officiating. 

By Merlin’s request Memorials may be made to the Adams Central F.F.A. Chapter or Springhill Missionary Church, please make check out to the organization and mail to the funeral home. 

Arrangements were handled by Haggard-Sefton-Hirschy & Zelt Funeral Home. 

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