VENEDOCIA, Ohio — Maxine H. Morgan, 95, of Venedocia, went to be with
her Lord and Savior at 1:04 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, at Van Wert
Inpatient Hospice surrounded by her loving children.
She was born Sept. 26, 1918, in Akron, Ohio, to the late Ora Etta (Sherrick) Halverson Ives and H. Harrison Halverson.
Her husband, Edgar L. Morgan, died Dec. 6, 1990. They were married Oct. 19, 1940, in Venedocia.
Survivors include children: William E. “Bill” (Marilyn) Morgan of
Venedocia, David H. (Susan) Morgan of Sturgeon Bay, Wis., Marilyn
(James) Overholt of Middle Point, Ohio, and Carolyn Girod of Van Wert,
Ohio; nine grandchildren: Christopher (Gwen) Overholt, Curtis (Julie)
Overholt, Stephanie Girod, Jacqueline (Tim) Miller, Anne (David)
Harting, Jen (Brent) Wright, Sam (Jacci) Morgan, Will Morgan, Sarah
(Michael) Steinberg; 20 great-grandchildren, and 10
She was preceded in death by one son-in-law, Daryl Girod, and two sisters.
retired in 1978 from Central Mutual Insurance Company, Van Wert, after
24 years of service. She was a member of Salem Presbyterian Church,
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 former member of the Van
Wert Woman’s Club, former president of Presbyterial and former member of
Van Wert YWCA. She was a member of the Lady Board of Managers at the
Van Wert County Hospital. She was an avid reader and a 1936 graduate of
Van Wert High School.
Services will be held at 1 p.m.
Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Salem Presbyterian Church, Venedocia. The
Rev. Thomas Emery will officiate. Burial will be in Venedocia Cemetery,
Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Friday, Feb.
28, 2014, at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home, Van Wert, and one hour prior
to services Saturday at the church.
Preferred memorials may be directed to the Major Improvement Fund of Salem Presbyterian Church or to the Brumback Library.
Condolences may be expressed at: www.alspachgearhart.com.