Amelia Nicksick Mergen, of Arlington, TX formerly of Weirton, WV, died Saturday March 12, 2016. She was born in Slovan, PA, a daughter of the late Theodore and Mary Matich Nicksick. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, Michael Mergen, a sister Sophia Spartage Zinaich and brothers, George, Dushan, Michael, Nicholas, Bogdan and Theodore, Jr. and sister-in-laws Marcella, Nell, Thelma and Elizabeth, and Bernice. Amelia is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Pamela Mergen Saunders and husband, Larry W. Saunders; grandsons, Craig W. Saunders, and his wife Denise Saunders, Dr. Bradley M. Saunders, and his wife Cara D. Saunders; her three great grandchildren, William Michael, Ella Jo, and Noah Clay Saunders. Her heritge extended to four generations, that she was blessed to meet in her life. Amelia graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and earned her Graduate Degree from West Virginia University and University of Pittsburgh. She retired after 46 years of teaching in secondary schools in Burgettstown and Hickory PA, Tyler TX and Weir High School, Weirton WV. At Weir High School, Mrs. Mergen served as Advisor of the National Honor Society for 15 years and was succeeded by Sarah Jane Anderson, Esq., who established the Amelia N. Mergen Scholarship in 1984, which is offered to National Honor Society seniors. Amelia also served as Y-Teen Advisor for 15 years, served as Class Sponsor and Commencement Advisor, Weir High representative to Hancock County Education Association and served on numerous faculty committees. She served as part-time faculty member of West Liberty Branch College, the forerunner of WV Northern Community College, Weirton campus, where she also served as Sorority Advisor. Mrs. Mergen was a member of the National Education Association, WV Education Association and the Hancock County Association of Retired School Employees. She was a member of The Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Church in Steubenville, OH, where she taught the church school for twenty years, served as member of the church board and served as "Kuma" of the Petar Krstich Choir. She was a member of the Weirton Vidovdan Circle of Sisters of the Serbian Orthodox Diocese of Eastern America. Amelia was a past member of the University of Pittsburgh Graduate Honorary, Gamma Chapter, Delta Pi Epsilon, National Association of University Women, Weirton Woman's Club and AARP. She was a member of WV Northern Community College "Friends of the College", the Weirton Transit Board, having served as secretary-treasurer and as a member of the Alumni Association of several universities. Friends will be received Friday from 4-8 pm at Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton. Pomen services will be held at 7:30 PM Additional visitation will be held Saturday from 12:00 until the 1:00 pm funeral service at Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Church at 528 N. Fourth St., Steubenville, OH. The Very Reverend Father Rade Merick will officiate. Interment will be in Mt. Prospect Cemetery in Hickory, PA. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to Weir High School, 100 Red Rider Road, Weirton, WV 26062. On the memo line please write Amelia Mergen Scholarship Fund.