Charlene Mercer

Charlene Mercer, 69, of Bluffton, IN, and having family members in Warren, IN, died Monday morning, May 1, 2017, at her home.

She was born Oct. 9, 1947, in Obion, TN, to Luther and Clara Tunis Jennings. She married Troy W. Mercer on May 28, 1968, in Ashland, KY, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 20, 2012.

Survivors include two sons, Dan Ocasio, of Warren, and Jesse Ocasio, of Bluffton; two daughters, Mae (Elza) West and Becky (Miles) Fleming, both of Bluffton; a brother, Robert Jennings, of Lima, OH; a sister, Wanda Poe, of Louisa, KY; 16 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

A gathering of family and friends was held on Thursday, May 4, 2017, at Goodwin-Cale & Harnish Memorial Chapel, in Bluffton.