The Weekly Newspaper serving the citizens of Morenci, Mich., Fayette, Ohio, and surrounding areas.

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    MACEE BEERS joins other Fayette Elementary School students for the annual Mini-Cheer performance during the half-time break at the basketball game.
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    CHILDREN at Stair District Library’s Family Story Time toss scarves into the air during an activity. The evening program provided a mix of stories, songs, dancing, crafts and snacks Monday evening. The program is offered at 5:30 p.m. every Monday for five more weeks. The program is designed for three to five year olds and their family.
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    THE INTERVIEW—Evelyn Joughin (right) records the interaction with an iPad while Jack Varga, next to her, asks questions of Morenci Elementary School principal Gail Frey. Morenci senior Sam Cool (standing) listens. Cool serves as the editor for the newspaper written by members of Mrs. Barrett’s second grade class.
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    WRITING CODE—Brock Christle (left), a Morenci fifth grade student, takes a look at the progress being made by fourth grader Anthony Lewis. Libby Rorick, a sixth grade student, is next in a line of girls trying out the coding tutorials. This year marked Morenci’s second year of participation in the Hour of Code project.
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    MORENCI’S three Skelton brothers were remembered with both tears and laughter last week during a candlelight vigil at Wakefield Park. Several people came out of the crowd to give their recollection of the boys who have now been missing for five years.
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    REMIE RYAN (left) tries to dodge the foam wand held by Hayden Bays during physical education class at Morenci Elementary School. In the background, Lauryn Dominique and Brooklyn Williams stay clear of the tag. Second grade students were working on cardiovascular health on the first day back from vacation. For the record, Safety Tag is a very difficult sport to photograph.
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    MORENCI student Dalton McCowan puts everything into a dead lift attempt Saturday morning during the Wyseguy Push/Pull event. Lifters helped raise more than $1,600 for the family of the late Devin Wyse, a former Morenci power-lifter who graduated last year. Commemorative T-shirts are still available by contacting teacher Dan Hoffman.

Mack, Patricia

Written by David Green.

Patricia J. Mack, 91, of Lyons, Ohio, died in her home Jan. 15, 2013, surrounded by her family. 

She was born July 26, 1921, in Fayette, Ohio, to the late Chester and Anna (Rowe) Ball. She married Robert Griffin in May 1942 and they had a daughter, Bonnie. Patricia became a widow at a young age in December 1944 when Robert died of combat wounds while serving during World War II. In April 1947, she married Earl Mack, and they had two daughters, Marianne and Vicki. Earl preceded her in death in March 1993. 

Patricia worked as a secretary for Lyons High School and was a bank teller at the Lyons Bank for more than 20 years. After retirement she wintered in Florida with her husband and together they trained horses. She was known as a great organizer for the women in Lyons, planning social outings, musicals, card games, theater, and bus tours. Pat and Earl both loved to play cards.

Pat was a member of the Lyons Christian Church, the Lyons Historical Society, and the senior citizens group.

Pat is survived by her daughters, Bonnie Gorsuch, Marianne (and John, Jr.) Machacek, and Vicki Nafziger; grandchildren, Brant (and Amy) Gorsuch, Leigh (and Lorenzo) Gorsuch, Shawn (and Tammy) Machacek, Michelle (and Dave) Schweinhagen, Kristen (and Mike) Kolodie, Joe (and Julie) Frank, Jeff (and Jodi) Frank, and Julie (and Ed) Ruffer; 26 great-grandchildren; and six great-great grandchildren.

In addition to her husbands and parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Kenneth.  

Visitation is planned from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at the Lyons Christian Church, where memorial services are scheduled at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, with Pastor Paul Bomeli officiating. Interment at Lyons Cemetery will be private at a later date.

Memorial donations are suggested to Hospice of Fulton and Williams Counties or Lyons Christian Church. 

Arrangements were made by Weigel Funeral Home.

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