Morr, Leonard

Written by David Green.

Leonard W. Morr, 81, of Fayette, Ohio, died Oct. 15, 2007, at Harborside Healthcare in Swanton, Ohio.

He was born Dec. 24, 1925, in Fayette, to Leon and Lena (Wyse) Morr. He married Aliene Keller in Fayette on June 7, 1963, and she survives.

Leonard was the water and sewer superintendent for the Village of Fayette from 1964 until 1975. He then became village administrator, retiring in 1988, after more than 24 years of service.

Leonard became a member of the Gorham Fayette Fire Department in 1944. He served as assistant fire chief from 1950 to 1962, and fire chief from 1962 to 1983 and again from 1993 until 1999.

He was a member of the Fayette United Methodist Church, Northwest Ohio Volunteer Fireman’s Assoc., National Fire Protection Assoc., Ohio Fire Chief’s Assoc., and the Fulton County Fire Assoc. His hobbies included golfing and fishing, and he dearly loved his grandchildren.

Besides his wife, Leonard is survived by two sons, Terry (and Terry) Morr of Fayette and Tommy (and Janis) Morr of Bryan, Ohio; three daughters, Manda (and Doug) Mack and Jeane (and Ken) Herrington, both of Stryker, Ohio; and Bonnie Verhoff of Selma, Ala.; one sister, Maranell Shaw of Okeechobee, Fla.; nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and three great-grandchildren, Travis and Westin Morr and Daniel Verhoff.

Funeral services are scheduled at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Fayette United Methodist Church with Rev. Laura Clark and Mr. Curt Fether officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant View Union Cemetery.

Visitation is planned at Eagle Funeral Home in Fayette from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday, with a firemen’s walk-through at 7 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Gorham Fayette Fire Department.

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