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Merle Clark Massar went to be with the Lord this past Friday, April 7, 2017.

Merle lived with a dignity and grace that befitted her commitment to Jesus Christ. She loved in such a genuine yet unobtrusive way that she defined grace for all who knew her. Her family knew that in exponential ways. They saw the consistency of her faith at home, at work, and at play. She truly made the world a better place for all.

She was preceded in death by the love her life, Milan, her husband of 62 years. She is survived by children, Joe and Jennifer Massar of Friendswood, Melinda Massar and Steve Vest of Cypress, Mary Massar and David Malone of Austin, Michael and Lisa Massar of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; beloved grandchildren Matt and Meredith Massar of San Antonio, JoElla and Brian Reinhardt of Belton, Patrick and Kendall Massar of Charlotte, North Carolina, Austin and Christen Malone of Houston, Meredith and Chris Munson of Dallas, Briella Vest of Austin, Lauren and Christian Mason of Yuma, Arizona, Bryce Vest of Cypress and Ashley Massar of Friendswood; treasured great-grandchildren Avery Reinhardt of Belton, Will Reinhardt of Belton, Luke Massar of San Antonio, Olivia Reinhardt of Belton and Mae Massar of San Antonio; sisters and brothers, Daisy Van Zandt of College Station, Betty and Jim Winters of Katy and Don and Nelda Clark of Odessa; as well as numerous other family members.

Visitation with the family will be held from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at Waltrip Funeral Directors. A Funeral service will be held at 9:00 a.m., Thursday in the Chapel of Tallowood Baptist Church, Dr. Michael M. Masser, officiating. Interment will follow in Houston National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to Hospice, Meals on Wheels or Tallowood Baptist Church.