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Merrill E. Joels
Obituary for
Merrill E. Joels
Submitted by: Bob Chada


© The Guthrie News Leader
Thursday, October 4, 2001

Memorial services for Merrill E. Joels, 92, of Guthrie were held at Cole's Rest Haven Chapel in Guthrie under the direction of Davis Funeral Home.
Joels was born Jan. 19, 1909 in Hartford, Conn. to Abram J. and Rose (Wershwofsky) Joels. He died Wednesday, Sept, 5, 2001 at Logan Hospital and Medical Center in Guthrie.
Merrill had lived in Guthrie since June of 2000, moving here from New York City. He was a professional actor for 40 years. He was a member of the Christ Science Church, vice presidnet of the American Federation of Radio and Television Artists in New York and served on the National Board of Directors of the Screen Actors Guild. In 1932, he founded the Mark Twain Masquers Community Theatre in Hartford, Conn.
He married Marion Chancer of March 15, 1945 in New York, New York.
Survivors include his wife, Marion Joels of Guthrie; two sons, Kerry Mark Joels and wife JoAnn of McLean, Va., and Orrin Spencer Joels of New York; and two grandchildren, Meggan Joels Cividances and husband Francisco of Stillwater and Jared William Joels of McLean, Va.


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