The Reverend Merlen C. Levering
AKRON — The Reverend Merlen Clifton Levering, 69, passed away Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, surrounded by his loving family.
He was born Dec. 15, 1942, a son of Elizabeth and Lyndon Levering of Columbus Road, Mount Vernon.
After retiring from 40 years as a United Methodist minister, Merlen spent the next seven years continuing his ministry through community outreach, growing potatoes for the Haven of Rest shelter in Akron, serving in his local church, First Church UM in Akron, and supporting the ministry of his home church, Gay Street UM.
Memorial services will be held at First UMC in Akron, 263 E. Mill St., today at 7 p.m. with a reception to follow. In honor of his generous spirit, his family requests donations go to the Gay Street United Methodist Church, 18 N. Gay Street, Mount Vernon, OH 43050.
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