AKRON — The Reverend Merlen Clifton Levering, 69, formerly of Kinsman, Lorain, Conneaut and Akron, Ohio, died Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, surrounded by his loving family.
Memorial service will be 7 p.m. at First UMC, 263 E. Mill St., Akron, on Wednesday.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be sent to one of the following. Haven of Rest Ministries, 175 E. Market St., Akron, Ohio 44308; The Tuesday Luncheon, First United Methodist Church, 263 E. Mill St., Akron, Ohio 44308; Baldwin Wallace University, 275 Eastland Road, Berea, Ohio 44017; Boston University School of Theology, 745 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, Mass. 02215; Southern Poverty Law Center, 400 Washington Ave., Montgomery, Ala. 36104.
Arrangements by Baumgardner Funeral and Cremation Services of Kinsman.