Merle M. Phelps, 77, New Castle passed away Sunday, March 21, 2021. She was born Nov. 3, 1943 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Survivors: son, Thomas J. (Stephanie) Phelps; daughters, Missy Smith and Sharon Rayle (Lanny Fesler); six grandchildren, Tyler Smith; three great grandchildren; sisters, Ada Yamam and Beverly Yamamoto; brothers, Roy (Janis) Yamamoto and Allen Yamamoto; and several nieces & nephews.

Services 1 p.m. Saturday, March 27, 2021 at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service in New Castle. Burial South Mound Cemetery, West Lawn Addition. Visitation 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Saturday. You may express condolences or share a memory of Merle at