BLAKESBURG — Kristi S. Merchant, 58, of Blakesburg, died at 3:37 a.m. February 6, 2014, at Ottumwa Regional Health Center.
She was born February 10, 1955, in Ottumwa to Jake and Edna Phillipson Thompson.
Kristi was a 1973 graduate of Ottumwa High School and a graduate of Indian Hills Community College.
She was a member of the Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War. Kristi was an artist.
Surviving are a daughter, Kelli Hemm of Blakesburg; a son, Leslie Bride of Ogden; two grandsons, Hunter and Trapper Hemm; and a granddaughter, Lydia Bride.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Richard Thompson.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Reece Funeral Home. Burial will be in Memorial Lawn Cemetery.
Visitation begins at 11 a.m. Sunday with the family present from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Memorials may be made to the Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War.