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Merry Jane Derrow

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Merry Jane Derrow passed away peacefully on Jan. 16, 2020, surrounded by her family. Merry Jane was born on Sept. 21, 1964, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. From the day she was born, Merry Jane was a loving and happy person, much to the delight of her much older siblings. After graduating from Nebraska Wesleyan University, she began her long and dedicated teaching career shortly thereafter. Merry Jane taught for 13 years at Franklin Elementary in Liberty, Missouri and then found her true teaching home was in Lawson, Missouri, where she taught fourth grade for 17 years.