Flint, Delbert

Written by David Green.

Delbert Flint, 73, of Terry Hwy., Morenci, Mich., died Saturday, April 28, 2007.

He was born March 31, 1934 in Clayton the son of Clyde and Stella (Simpson) Flint. On Nov. 28, 1970, he married Margaret Ann Petry.  She preceded him in death on March 26, 2003.

Delbert was a life long resident of the Morenci area. He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather and a  member of the Our Lady of Fatima in Lyons, Ohio. He was formerly employed as a custodian at the Morenci High School, retiring in 1996 after 22 years of service.

Delbert is survived by a daughter, Laura (and Timothy) Blaker of Morenci; a son, Bert “Tony” Flint of Morenci; three  grandchildren,  Bailey, Wade, and Clay; one sister, Rosetta Sallows; and two brothers, Eugene Flint and Clyde Flint, Jr.

Besides his wife, Margaret, Delbert was preceded in death by his parents;  infant son, Matthew  Eric; and six sisters.

Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 1, at Our Lady of Mercy in Fayette, Ohio, with Father Gary Ferguson as celebrant. Burial will follow at Our Lady of Fatima Cemetery near Lyons, Ohio.

Visitation is scheduled Monday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in Morenci.

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