Date of Death: October 31, 2019
The family will receive friends from 3:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at Hohner Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. on Wed. Nov. 6th, 2019 at the First Presbyterian Church, 320 N. Main St, Three Rivers with visitation an hour prior to services and Rev. Kathy Schuen of the First Congregational Church of Constantine officiating.
Merry Jo Tavernier, age 59, of Three Rivers, passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. She was born on June 15, 1960 in Three Rivers, the daughter of the late David and Pearl (Buchner) Collins.
Merry Jo graduated from Three Rivers High School in 1979. On August 4th, 1984 she married the love of her life Kevin Tavernier. Together they raised three beautiful children which were the center of Merry Jo’s life, attending all of her children’s sporting and school activities was a passion of hers. She spent countless years volunteering for the Three Rivers Sports Boosters. Merry Jo loved camping with her husband and extended family, working in her flower garden, snow skiing with her kids, and when given time soaking up sunshine by the family pool. She also had an abundance of memories of being on recreational softball, volleyball, and bowling teams with her friends. She loved to cook and often made large meals for family and friends. Merry Jo will be missed by all those who knew and loved her infectious smile.
She was preceded in death by her parents David and Pearl Collins.
She leaves to cherish her loving memory, her husband, Kevin Tavernier; beloved children, Adam, Andy, and Amy Jo Tavernier; sister, Jerri (Mark) Foley, and their sons, Patrick and Dan; brother, Terry (Janice) Collins, and their children, Ryan, Matt, and Marisa Jo Collins; brother-in-law, Mark (Vicki) Tavernier, and their children, Katie, Max, and Lucy; sister-in-law, Robin (Tom) Smith and their sons, Paul and Ryan.
Memorials in Merry Jo’s memory may be directed to the First Congregational Church U.C.C. or the Three Rivers Sports Boosters. Envelopes available at the funeral home and church.
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