GROVER HILL, Ohio — Marjorie Ann (Hubbard) Saxton, 81, of Grover
Hill, passed away March 7, 2017, with her family by her side after a
She was born in Grover Hill on Dec. 25, 1935, the daughter of Madge (Bair) and John Robert Hubbard.
On June 8, 1953, in Tokyo, Japan, she married Vernon Saxton who preceded her in death on March 7, 1998.
include a brother, Donald (Myrna) Hubbard; four children, Anthony
(Rebecca) Saxton of Defiance, Janna (Dennis) Thompson of Elida, Shelby
(Kevin) Cluts of Bluffton and Marla Pancake of Defiance; nine
grandchildren, Jennifer (Ronnie) Coleman, Tara (Andrew) Strauch, Aaron
and Aric Thompson, Jordan, Ashton and Landon Cluts, Christian and Kenna
Pancake; two great-grandchildren, Thaddeus and Marcus Strauch; her best
friend, Shelby Jean Noffsinger, and many nieces and nephews.
graduated from Grover Hill High School in 1953 as Salutatorian.
Following her graduation and their wedding, she and Vernon spent the
next year living on Misawa Air Base, Japan, before transferring back
stateside to Carswell Air Force Base, Fort Worth, Texas, to finish his
Air Force commitment. They then settled back in Grover Hill to farm and
raise their family.
She worked both in and out of her home. First,
at Central Mutual Insurance Company and then at Zeller Corporation
where she retired in 1997. She then returned to work at the family
business, TAS Aviation, at the Defiance County Airport.
always active in her church and community, and a lifelong lover of
music. As a member of Middle Creek United Methodist Church since 1950,
she served at the organist and pianist for their worship and special
events for nearly 55 years. She provided the music for countless bible
schools, weddings, funerals, community gatherings, graduations, civic
theater rehearsals and other celebrations, as well as coordinating and
directing the church choir, community cantatas and special holiday music
One of her greatest joys was passing on her music
ability by teaching piano to others. Additionally, she also participated
in church UMW, was an advisor for the Livewires 4-H club, volunteered
for numerous Boy Scout events, and was a member of the Latta-Wa Ladies
Homemaker Club, just to name a few.
A funeral service will
be held at Middle Creek United Methodist Church on Saturday, March 11,
2017, at 10:30 a.m. with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation will
be on Friday, March 10, 2017, from 2 - 8 p.m. at Heitmeyer Funeral Home,
619 Walnut St., Oakwood, Ohio.
Memorial contributions may be made to Middle Creek United Methodist Church.
Condolences may be expressed to: www.heitmeyerfuneralhome.com.