Madge V. Wilson Merrill Abahazi, 93, of LaGrange, passed away Friday, June 14, 2013, at the Life Care Center of Elyria. She was born December 20, 1919 in Elyria and spent her life in the surrounding community.
Madge enjoyed many activities outside of the home. She served as an assistant Girl Scout Leader, past President of Elyria Y-Megs, Secretary for the Lorain County Farm Bureau Board, past President for the Lorain County Dairy Boosters, the Lorain County Farm Bureau Women’s Council, the Lorain County Agriculture and Natural Resources Council, a longtime member of the LaGrange United Methodist Church and a Hospice volunteer. She always stayed busy with her dairy farm, her community work and her family.
Mrs. Abahazi is survived by her children, son, Dennis Merrill (Shona) of LaGrange; daughters, Carolyn Merrill Scheuffler (the late Ernest) of LaGrange, Janis Merrill Tuttle (Dave) of LaGrange, LuAnne Abahazi of Elyria, and Debra Abahazi Hahn (Bill) of Columbus; 11 grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; and her sister, Geraldine Child of Findlay.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Thelma (nee Hunter) Wilson; her husbands, Harold “Dutch” Merrill, and Louis Abahazi; her son, David Abahazi; and her sister, Audrey Giovannazzo.
Friends may call at the Busch Funeral Home, 114 Second St., Elyria, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M., Sunday, June 16, 2013. Funeral service to be held at the funeral home Monday, June 17, 2013, at 2 P.M. Reverend Ralph Krall will officiate. Committal service will follow at Brookdale Cemetery.
Memorials may be forwarded to the LaGrange United Methodist Church, 105 West Main St., LaGrange, OH 44050; or Crossroads Hospice, 9775 Rockside Rd., Ste. 270, Valley View, OH 44125; or to the charity of your choice.