She was born Sept. 14, 1975 at Chanute, a daughter of Bruce D. and Luanna Sarnicola Wolken. She was raised at Erie and attended school there. She attended Nurse’s School at Labette Community College and was currently employed at the Anderson County Hospital in Garnett as a Registered Nurse.
On July 11, 2002 she and Kelly W. DeMeritt were united in marriage at Miami, Okla.
She loved antiques and enjoyed the outdoors.
Survivors include her husband, Kelly DeMeritt, of the home; three sons, Dakota, Jonah and Noah Demeritt, all of the home; her mother, Luanna Wolken, Joplin, Mo.; three sisters, Shasta Wolken, Topeka, Dana Wolken, Topeka, Beth Wolken, Nebraska; her paternal grandmother, Frances Wolken, Erie, her maternal grandmother, Elizabeth Sarnicola, Joplin, Mo.; her grandmother in-law, Mary Ellen Walters, Erie; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her father, Bruce Wolken, her paternal grandfather, Harmon Wolken, and her maternal grandfather, Clyde Sarnicola.
Funeral will be 10:30 Friday, March 18 at the Erie Federated Church. Burial will be in the Odense Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Pierce-Carson-Wall Funeral Home. Memorials are suggested to an education fund established for her sons. These may be left at or mailed to the funeral home, P.O. Box 192, Erie, KS 66733. Online condolences may be left at www.wallfuneralservices.com.