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Maxine H. Morgan

Maxine H. Morgan, 95, of Venedocia, went home to with her Lord and Savior at 1:04 a.m. Thursday, February 27, 2014, at the Van Wert Area Inpatient Hospice Center, surrounded by her loving children.

Maxine H. Morgan
Maxine H. Morgan

She was born September 26, 1918, in Akron, the daughter of the late H. Harrison Halvorson and Ora Etta (Sherrick) Halverson Ives. On October 19, 1940, she married Edgar L. Morgan, who preceded her in death on December 6, 1990.

Survivors include four children, William E. “Bill” (Marilyn) Morgan of Venedocia, David H. (Susan) Morgan of Sturgeon Bay, Wis., Marilyn (James) Overholt of Middle Point and Carolyn Girod of Van Wert; nine grandchildren, Christopher (Gwen) Overholt, Curtis (Julie) Overholt, Stephanie Girod, Jacqueline (Tim) Miller, Anne (David) Harting, Jen (Brent) Wright, Sam (Jacci) Morgan, Will Morgan, and Sarah (Michael) Steinberg; 20 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

A son-in-law, Daryl Girod; and two sisters, also preceded her in death.

Mrs. Morgan retired in 1978 from Central Mutual Insurance Company in Van Wert after 24 years of service. She was a member of Salem Presbyterian Church in Venedocia, where she had been active in all aspects of the church, including teaching Sunday school for many years and serving as the first female elder of the church.

She was a member of the former Van Wert Woman’s Club, former president of Presbyterial; a former member of the Van Wert YWCA, and a member of the Lady Board of Managers of Van Wert County Hospital. She was an avid reader and a 1936 graduate of Van Wert High School.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 1, at Salem Presbyterian Church in Venedocia, with Pastor Thomas Emery officiating. Burial will be in Venedocia Cemetery.

Calling hours are from 4-8 p.m. Friday, February 28, at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory in Van Wert, and an hour prior to services Saturday at the church.

Preferred memorials: Major Improvement Fund of Salem Presbyterian Church or Brumback Library.

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POSTED: 02/27/14 at 9:50 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries