McCaskey, Marie

Written by David Green.

Marie McCaskey, 97, of Morenci died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2007, surrounded by her family at the home of her daughter, Susan Merillat, in Medina Township with the assistance of Great Lakes Hospice. 

She was born Oct. 27, 1910, in Medina Township Mich., to Philip and Allie (Root) Colegrove. On Sept. 18, 1929, she married Harley McCaskey in Adrian, Mich.

Marie was a life-long Morenci area resident. She was a member of the Morenci High School class of 1927 and attended Stautzenberger College in Toledo.

 Marie is survived by 10 children, Bob (and Luella) of Morenci, Bill (and Joyce) of Hudson, Duane (and Arlene) of Toledo, Rita (and Richard) Borton of Riverside, Calif., Annabelle (and Lee) Peterson of Morenci, Peggy (and Larry) Johnson of Hudson, Jim (and Vickie) of Morenci, Susan (and Ron) Merillat of Hudson, Karen (and Bob) Beck of Morenci and Larry of Holt, Mich.; daughter-in-law, Mary McCaskey, of Toledo;  33 grandchildren; 79 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; and sister-in-law, Virginia Colegrove.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Harley, in 1975; one son, Richard; great-granddaughter Angie McCaskey; two sisters, Edna VanLeer and Ethel Swartzendruber; and three brothers, Leslie, Frank and Ray Colegrove.

Funeral services are scheduled at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, at Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in Morenci with Pastor Gene Sugg officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery in Morenci. Visitation is planned from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday and Monday.

In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may make memorial contributions to the charity of donor’s choice.  

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