Madeline C. Maurer

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FORT LORAMIE - Madeline C. Maurer, 72, of 79 S. Main St., died at 11 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, at her home after long battle with cancer.
She was born on July 18, 1940, in Fort Loramie to the late John and Victoria (Borchers) Albers. She married James R. Maurer on Oct. 28, 1961, at St. Michael Catholic Church. He survives in Fort Loramie.
She also is survived by children, Jeff and Julia Maurer, Sidney, Vicki and Moe Quinter, Fort Loramie, James P. and Linda Maurer, Fort Loramie, Bill and Kathy Maurer, Fort Loramie, Jenni and Mark Wilt, Fort Loramie, and Ed and Amanda Maurer, Fort Loramie; 18 grandchildren; and brothers and sister, John "Bucky" and Judy Albers, Centerville, Patty and Doug Lockard, Huber Heights, and Paul and Sandy Albers, Minster.
She was preceded in death by an infant sister, Kathy.
She served 32 years as an elementary teacher and administrator, of which she spent the majority in the Fort Loramie School District. She was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church, Fort Loramie, and embraced her Catholic faith. She was also a member of the Governing Board of Shelby County Educational Service Center, Upper Valley Joint Vocational School, the board of education, Fort Loramie Community Service Club, Altrusa International of Sidney, Shelby County Retired Teachers Association, Knights of St. John Auxiliary, Advisory Board of Wilson Hospice Care, Advisory Board of Shelby County Mental Health Center, Delta Kappa Gamma and the International Reading Association. She also initiated the St. Jude Mathathon Program at Fort Loramie Elementary School and was a founding member of the Shelby County Reading Association.
She was 1958 valedictorian of Fort Loramie High School. She completed the Cadette Teaching Program at the University of Dayton in 1960. She graduated with a bachelor's degree in education from UD in 1969 and a master's degree in education from UD in 1982.
She was inducted in 1971 into the Beta Kappa Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Teacher Honor Society and held several offices including president 1985-86. She was the 1979-80 Fort Loramie Teacher of the Year, a 1979 nominee for Ohio Teacher of the Year, 1988 Celebrate Literacy Award recipient from the International Reading Association and the 2001 Outstanding Senior of Shelby County Retired Teachers.
She served many years in religious education, co-D.R.E for 11 years and as a catechist for 25 years. She was an inductee in the inaugural class of the Fort Loramie Wall of Honor in 2009.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Michael Catholic Church with the Rev. Steven Shoup celebrant. Burial will take place in St. Michael Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, from 2 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday and from 9 to 10 a.m. on Thursday.
Memorials may be made to Madeline Maurer Scholarship Fund. Condolences may be made at

Published in Sidney Daily News on Feb. 17, 2013