Cremation rites have been accorded. There will be no services at this time. Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral Home has been entrusted with his care.
Ronnie was born August 31, 1947 in Atlanta, IL., the son of Francis Merreighn and Clara (Smith). He married Diana Hashman on June 25, 1965 in Clinton, IL. He was a farmer. He was also employed as a tow truck driver for Charlie Clark for a few years, employed at Harold’s Auto Body for 5 years, and was a truck driver with Garland Gehrke for 21 years. Ronnie and Diana used to drag race. He had a 68 Javlin and she had a 62 Impala SS. He collected John Deere Memorabilia and was an avid Pittsburg Steelers fan.
Surviving are his father Francis Merreighn, his wife Diana Merreighn, his children: Lisa (Bob) Quisenberry, Michael (Chrissy) Merreighn, and Brian Merreighn; 6 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; and his siblings: Greg Merreighn, Jack Merreighn, Danny Merreighn, Francis Merreighn JR., and Patricia Cobb.
He was preceded in death by his mother, his sister June Ayers, and his great granddaughter Eyvie Grayce Quisenberry.
Memorial donations may be made to the family.