Ort, Aldythe

Written by David Green.

Aldythe Ort, 88, of W. Weston Rd., Morenci, Mich., died Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2007, at home.

She was born April 13, 1919, in Jackson,  the daughter of Reulen and Leah (Gillis) Milliman.  On June 27, 1937, in Wauseon, Ohio, she married Mahlon Lynn Ort. He preceded her in death on July 9, 1984.

Aldythe lived in the Morenci area most all of her life. She was a graduate of Morenci High School. She was formerly employed at Bancroft Cleaners and then at the Morenci Rubber Products from where she retired in 1985.

 Survivors include a daughter, Mary Ann Beaverson of Fayette; two granddaughters, Candi Garber of Wauseon, Ohio, and Penny Meyers of Napoleon, Ohio; two grandsons, Lynn (and Juli) Ort of Lowell and Terry (and Beverly) Beaverson of Morenci; a sister, Kora Terry of Morenci; daughter-in-law Judy Ort of Morenci; granddaughter-in-law, Pamela Ort of Ohio; and several great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

Besides her husband, Mahlon, Aldythe was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Richard; two grandsons, Chris and Tim; two sisters, Martha Aquino and Lulu Rickley; and one brother, Burdette Milliman.

A memorial service is scheduled at 11 a.m. Friday at the Morenci First Baptist Church, with Pastor Darren Lemmon officiating. Burial will follow at the Oak Grove Cemetery in Morenci.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Morenci Fire Department or EMS.

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