Ford, Catherine

Catherine Ford, 93, of Morenci, Mich., died Wednesday, June 24, 2009, at Citizens for Quality Care in Morenci.

She was born June 20, 1916, in Fayette, Ohio, the daughter of Albert and Miriam (Henry) Lloyd.  On June 27, 1934, in Angola, Ind., she married Kermit Ford.  He preceded her in death Jan. 2, 1967.

Catherine lived all for her life in the Fayette, Ohio, and Morenci area where she was a member of the Morenci First Baptist Church and the Pythian Sisters. 

She was formerly employed at Stubnitz & Green in Adrian, Mich., and Meyers Furniture Store in Morenci (22 years of service) and was Seneca Township  treasurer for 24 years.

Survivors include three sons, Richard (and Donelda) Ford of Morenci, Francis (and Judy) Ford of Adrian and Carl (and Loretta) Ford of Chambersburg, Pa.; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and two sisters-in-law,  Aretha Lloyd of Minneapolis, Minn., and Doris Denning of Adrian.

Besides her husband, Catherine was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Carey Lloyd.

Funeral services are scheduled at 11 a.m. Monday, June 29, at the Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in Morenci with Pastor Ned Newlin officiating.  Burial will follow at the Porter-Packard Cemetery  east of Seneca.

Visitation is planned from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday and from 10 a.m until the time of service Monday.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society, the Morenci First Baptist Church or to a charity of donor’s choice.