Ashlyn Elena Merkel became an angel of the Lord Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, in Martinsburg, WV. She was born May 20, 2014, in Hagerstown, MD.

She was the daughter of Misty and Joe Merkel and the sister of Kayden Merkel.

God gave us Ashlyn for a short amount of time, but she brought so much joy and love to everyone she met. She was the most beautiful, sweet, and compassionate little girl.

Ashlyn will be greatly missed by her many family members and friends. We will always love you and hold you in our hearts, forever.

A public church service for Ashlyn will be held Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, at 3 p.m. at Rosedale Funeral Home.

Following the service, the immediate family will have their own private time. They request friends return for a public viewing Monday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Because Ashlyn’s favorite color was blue, the family asks everyone to wear blue to the services.

Interment will be private.

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