Aurelia Burson Mercer

May 28, 1927 ~ April 23, 2018 (age 90)


Salem- Aurelia Burson Mercer, 90, Newgarden Ave., passed away at 7:45am, Monday, April 23, 2018 at the Salem Regional Medical Center.Mrs. Mercer was born May 28, 1927 in Lisbon, a daughter of the late Vasile and Paraschiva (Silea) Burson, who were Romanian immigrants. Aurelia was a nurse for 27 years at the Salem Community Hospital, where she retired in 1994.She attended the Salem Wesleyan Methodist Church and Salem First Friends Church.She will be remembered as a giving person and she faithfully donated every month to the Christian Aid Ministry. She was also an avid reader and political historian.A loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, she is survived by her eight children, Vicki Goodell-Redepenning of Lake Havasu City, Arizona, Ted (Ruby) Gilmer of Leola, PA, Marcia (Richard) Whiteleather of North Benton, Phil (Alora M.) Mercer of Hastings, FL, Phyllis (Rick) Ferrare of Youngstown, Ray Alan (Val) Mercer of Medford, OR, Ann (Jeff) Fought of Rootstown, Lynn (Rick) Finch of Saint Claire Shores, MI; sister, Olimpia Edling of Salem; grandchildren, Garth, Jennifer, Tyler, Heather, David, Shawn, Dustin, Jason, Shane, David, Tiffany, Adam, Cassie, Mason, Matthew, Kristy, Ben, Joe, Katie, and Candice; and 33 great grandchildren.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Victoria Burson, and brother, Charles Burson.Private services and burial will be held Saturday, April 28, 2018 at the Lisbon Cemetery with Pastor Stanley Grabill officiating. A celebration of Aurelia's life will be held at 2pm, Saturday, May 26, 2018 at the Freedom Church of Canfield, 3999 McCarty Rd., Canfield, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Salem Regional Medical Center, 1995 East State Street, Salem, Ohio 44460, where a memorial fund will be established in Aurelia's memory.Arrangements have been entrusted to the Eells-Leggett-Stauffer Funeral Home.Friends may also view Aurelia's memorial tribute page and extend condolences to her family at To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Aurelia Burson Mercer please visit our Sympathy Store.

Cemetery Details

Lisbon Cemetery
1 Elm Street
Lisbon, OH, 44432

Celebration of Life

MAY 26. 2:00 PM

Freedom Church of Canfield

3999 McCarty Drive

Canfield, OH, 44406

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