Karen Sue (Suzi) Denton Merritt

Profile Updated: September 21, 2019
Residing In: Bloomington, IL USA
Spouse/Partner: Dave
Occupation: Retired - 35 years at State Farm
Children: Jeff born 1967 married another firemans daugter, Mary Kay Coffee. They have two boys. Kyle 29 and More…Reece 24 goes to Heartland. They divorced a couple of years ago. Kelly born 1970 married Eric Penn. They have 3 girls. Katie is 25 and graduated St. France's in Peoria to become a nurse, Emily is 19 and Leah is 17
Stepchildren - Nicki born 1969; Colleen born 1971
David Jr. born 1972; Jeff born 1974. Ten step grandchildren.

Working and raising two kids. Dave and I just celebrated our 23rd anniversary. We have 15 grandkids between us. Dave and I have the same birthday. I'm 16 hours older so he married a couger. HAHA. We just moved to a new house so we have been very busy unpacking! I love being retired. If you want to pick up and go somewhere you can just go. We went to Montana early last month, beautiful country out west. We just returned home from a 3 week trip to the south and east. We went to five civil war fields. Dave is a big civil war buff. We went down to the gulf and that is a sad situtation.
I'm a die hard Chicago Bears fan. Have been for over thirty years. I was lucky enough to meet the greatest running back ever, Mr. Sweetness himself. What a great person. GO BEARS!
Dave and I went out to California to visit my sister and family in September. I'm so glad we did because while we were there my brother-in-law fell and hit his head. He passed away two days later. We are all getting to the age where we need to really appreciate each day and each other.
Dave and I are leaving for California the first part of April to visit my family and also go on a two week cruise to Hawaii. Our 65th birthday present to each other. Then when we return to sunny southern Calif. we are headed up the coast to Portland, Or. to see his brother and his wife.
We are now dealing with Dave's liver cancer. It's been a nightmare for the last 5 months. Seen alot of Doctors in Chicago and at Mayo. Well Dave had a liver transplant at Barnes hospital in St. Louis.

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Sep 24, 2023 at 5:35 PM

I remember when Jim use to come over to my house when we were in grade school and junior high, along with Ronnie and Alan Maple, Susan Ford, and Susan McConnell and we played Monopoly.  Great times.




Apr 11, 2023 at 11:53 AM

Allida was such a beautiful and sweet lady.  She will be flying with the angels ?? ?? now.

 I will miss you my friend.


Mar 12, 2023 at 3:33 AM
Oct 31, 2022 at 9:39 AM
Oct 31, 2022 at 9:34 AM
Aug 15, 2022 at 12:17 AM

Linda,so sorry to hear about your loss of your sister. Prayers for your family.

Jul 21, 2022 at 8:21 PM

Thank you for the memories.  We had some fun times.


Mar 27, 2022 at 10:28 PM

Posted on: Mar 24, 2022 at 3:37 PM

Are you and Tom going on a trip for your special day? What ever you guys do have fun.

Mar 15, 2022 at 6:12 PM

Gail I wonder if you and I are related. The Denton's are originally from England.

Mar 12, 2022 at 3:33 AM
Feb 26, 2022 at 8:57 AM


Mar 12, 2021 at 3:33 AM
Jul 24, 2020 at 6:40 PM

Happy belated Birthday Clayton! ????????????????????

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Mar 18, 2020 at 2:46 PM

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Sep 24, 2019 at 3:33 PM



So sorry to hear of your passing.  Rest In Peace Larry.

Sep 21, 2019 at 12:38 PM
May 21, 2019 at 7:33 PM


I  mst Barb in seventh grade at Washington junior high.   She was a very nice person too young to go.   R.I.P. Barb.

Condolences to your family.


Suzi Denton Merritt 

Mar 26, 2019 at 4:50 PM

Posted on: Mar 24, 2019 at 9:42 AM

I hope you have a exciting day! Are you guys going anywhere?
Are your boys close by?
Love you and may God bless you and your family good health!

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Mar 12, 2019 at 12:51 PM

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Mar 12, 2019 at 12:58 PM

Posted on: Mar 07, 2019 at 9:56 AM

I know you aren't in Bloomin gton, But I am almost positive I have seen it at Krogers. If you would like for me to check and mail it to you. I would be more than happy to do so.


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Posted: Apr 13, 2017 at 10:14 AM
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 11:43 PM
Ava enjoying her birthday cake!
Posted: Apr 06, 2017 at 7:43 PM
Emily, Leah and Katie with some friends. (granddaughters)
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 11:43 PM
Kelly at Christmas. (daughter)
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 11:43 PM
Kyle in Beauty and the Beast. He's the one with the red hat. (grandson)
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 11:43 PM
Dave's kids and grandkids over in Peoria.
Posted: Apr 06, 2017 at 7:42 PM
Go Raiders. Katie is the one at the top!
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 11:43 PM
Jeff looking at camera and Eric Penn (son-in-law).
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 11:43 PM
Jeff and Reece. (son and grandson)