Erma Joy Mertens

Written by Theresa Rose on May 31, 2016

Erma Joy Mertens 91, of Mt. Pleasant passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 26, 2016, at Arbor Court in Mt. Pleasant where she has resided since 2009.


As per Erma’s request cremation has been accorded with private burial in the Forest Home cemetery in Mt. Pleasant.  A Celebration of her life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to Alzheimer’s Research in her memory and may be mailed to 1730 28th Street West Des. Moines, Iowa 50266.


Online condolences may be sent to the family at



Murphy Funeral Home of Mt. Pleasant is handling the arrangements.