DEFIANCE – Mercedes Ramon, age 93, died Friday, October 1 at her residence.

She was born September 24, 1928 in Calhoun County, Texas, daughter of the late Merenza (Gomez) and Guadalupe Leos Cantu. She was an LPN and was formerly employed by Jacob Eaton Home, Paulding retiring in 1993. She was a member of the former St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Junction and St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Defiance.

She is survived by her children: Maria O. Sandoval, Jose (Shalene) Pena Jr. and Trudy (Frank) Kirksey; 21 grandchildren; 38 great grandchildren and many great-great grandchildren.

She is also preceded in death by her husband, Ildefonso B. Ramon, and children: Jane Doyle, Priscilla Pena and infant son, Jose Pena.

There will be no visitation.

Memorial donations may be made to the Bethel Christian Church.

Friends may share condolences at www.denherderfh.com