Garrow, Ella

Written by David Green.

Ella M. Garrow, 73, of Coomer Street, Morenci, Mich., died April 12, 2006 at Heartland of Wauseon in Wauseon, Ohio.

She was born June 13, 1932 in Toledo, Ohio, the daughter of John and Celesta (Harris) Ball. She married James Garrow in Angola, Ind., on Nov. 20, 1948 and he preceded her in death Feb. 23, 1994.

Ella lived in the Morenci area most of her life. She retired from Morenci Super Valu where she was employed as a produce manager.

Ella is survived by three daughters, Cindy (and Keith) Curey of Apopka, Fla., Cheryl (and Okey) Howard of Fayette, Ohio, and Rosemary (and Larry) Dickerson of Morenci; a son, Barry (and Joy) Garrow of Morenci; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a brother, Tom Ball of Tennessee; a sister-in-law, Mary Jo Staelens and a brother-in-law, Hal (and Irene) Garrow. Besides her husband, Ella was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services were April 15 at Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in Morenci with Rev. Dennis Owen officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery in Morenci. Memorial contributions may be made to the Rex Riley Scholarship Fund or the Morenci Education Foundation Scholarship Fund.

  • Front.cross
    HUDSON RUNNER Jacob Morgan looks toward the top of the hill with dismay during the tough finish at Harrison Lake State Park. Fayette runner Jacob Garrow focuses on the summit, also, during the Eagle Invitational cross country run Saturday morning. Continuing rain and drizzle made the course even more challenging. Results of the race are in this week’s Observer.
  • Front.bear
    HOLDEN HUTCHISON gives a hug to a black bear cub—the product of a taxidermist’s skills—at the Michigan DNR’s Great Youth Jamboree. The event on Sunday marked the fourth year of the Jamboree. Additional photos are on page 12.
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    Crossing over—Jim Heiney was given a U.S. flag to carry by George Vereecke (behind Jim in the hat), turning him into the leader of the parade. Bridge Walk participants cross over Bean Creek while, in the background, members of the Morenci Legion Riders cross the main traffic bridge on East Street South. Additional photos appear on the back page of this week’s Observer.
  • Front.hose Testing
    HOSE safety—The FireCatt hose testing company from Troy put Morenci Fire Department hose to the test Monday morning when Mill Street was closed to traffic. The company also checks nozzles and ladders for wear in an effort to keep fire fighters safe while on calls.
  • Front.starting
    BIKE-A-THON—Children in Morenci’s Summer Recreation Program brought their bikes last Tuesday to participate in a bike-a-thon. Riders await the start of the event at the elementary school before being led on a course through town by organizer Leonie Leahy.
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    WRECKAGE—Morenci Fire Department member Taylor Schisler walks past the smoking wreckage of a semi-truck tractor on the north side of the Norfolk and Southern Railroad tracks on Ranger Highway. The truck trailer was on the south side of the tracks

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