Mynhier, Marie

Written by David Green.

Marie M. Mynhier, 80, of Main Street, Fayette, Ohio, died Nov. 6, 2006.

She was born Dec. 18, 1925 in Ogden Township, Mich., to Paul R. and Florence (Belcher) Jones. She married Emil Simmons and he preceded her in death. She then married Louie C. Mynhier on Sept. 24, 1953 in Angola, Ind., and he preceded her in death Dec. 13, 2001.

Marie was a lifelong Fayette area resident. She graduated from Bronson High School and retired from Fayette Tubular Products with over 20 years of service. She was a member of Fayette United Methodist Church, the Red Hatters of Fayette, and was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels.

marie is survived by three sons, Frank (and Joy) Simmons of Morenci, steve (and Denise) Mynhier of wauseon, Ohio, and Jim (and Lisa) Mynhier of Fayette; one brother, Dale (and Mary Ann) Jones of South Rockwood, Mich.; one daughter-in-law, DeeAnn simmons of delta, Ohio; one step-sister, Margaret Swartz of Monclova, Ohio; 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Besides her two husbands, Marie was preceded in death by her parents; three sons, Dale Simmons, Louie Simmons and John Mynheir, and one sister, Creta Shaffer.

Visitation is planned from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday (today) at Eagle Funeral Home in Fayette. Funeral services are scheduled at 11 a.m. Thursday at Eagle Funeral Home  with Pastor Laura Clark officiating. Burial is planned at Oak Grove Cemetery at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Fayette United Methodist Church or the Morenci Senior Center.

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