MARY ELLEN MORSE, 77, of Paulding, died Friday, Jan. 3, 2014 at the Paulding County Hospital, Paulding, Ohio. She was born Nov. 29, 1936 in Brown Township, Paulding County, Ohio, the daughter of Clarence J. and Roxie A. (Bosworth) Potts. On Aug. 26, 1956 she married Gary M. "Jake" Morse, who survives. She retired in 1997 from Diehl's Inc. of Defiance after 30 years. She was a member of the Paulding VFW Post #587 Auxiliary. She is survived by her husband, Jake Morse of Paulding; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Elton and Hazen; and two sisters, Fairy Kennedy and Joy Parson. Funeral service is 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014 at Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding, with calling one hour prior. Visitation also from 2:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014 at the funeral home, with a VFW #587 Ladies Auxiliary Service at 7:30 p.m. Burial will follow service at Paulding Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Jake requests donations made to . Online condolences may be sent to

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Den Herder Funeral Home, Inc.
1000 West Wayne St. Paulding, OH 45879-1545

Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Jan. 6, 2014