BRYAN -- Mercedes Jimenez, 92, of Bryan, passed away Wednesday, October 30, 2013, at Genesis HealthCare - Bryan Center, where she was a resident.
Mercedes was born October 22, 1921, in Dallas, Texas, the daughter of the late Hjinio and Margarita (Enriques) Gutierrez. She married Antonio "Tony" Jimenez on January 8, 1940, in Berne, Indiana, and he preceded her in death on September 12, 1991. Mercedes worked at Bryan Canning Factory as an assembler. She then worked in housekeeping at the Bryan Hospital. Mercedes' deepest desire was spending time with her family. She also enjoyed sewing and cooking and was known for making her strawberry pies.
Surviving are her daughter, Elvira "Ellie" (Steven) Pryor of Defiance; four grandchildren, Cindy (James) Navarette of Boynton Beach, Florida, Julie Flores of Perrysburg, Ohio, Erica McGee of Williamsburg, Virginia and Jacqueline (Jermaine) Shelby of Middletown, Ohio; 11 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Antonio; and four brothers, Ted, John, Joe and Demas Gutierrez.
Visitation for Mercedes Jimenez will be held from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday, November 8, 2013, in the Oberlin-Turnbull Funeral Home, 206 North Lynn Street, Bryan. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 9, 2013, in the funeral home with her nephew, Pastor Joe Gutierrez, officiating. Interment will follow in Fountain Grove Cemetery, Bryan.
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider memorial contributions to the Alzheimer's Association Northwest Ohio Chapter, 2500 North Reynolds Road, Toledo, Ohio 43615. Condolences may be sent to the family or the online guest book may be signed at www.oberlinturnbull.com.