Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
March 14, 2012 10:46 am EDT


HOWARD — Harold L. Magers, 85, of Simpson Road, Howard, passed away Monday, March 12, 2012, at the Ohio Eastern Star Home surrounded by his loving family.

He was born Nov. 29, 1926, in Howard, to the late Donald and Rozella (Lifer) Magers. Harold served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He retired from the U.S. Post Office as a rural carrier, but Harold was a farmer at heart, spending most of his free time taking care of the family farm. He was an active member of the Zion Lutheran Church, where he served on various committees and sang in the choir. Harold previously served on the Soil Conservation Board and the Knox County Farm Bureau.

He is survived by his loving wife, Marilyn (Durbin) Magers, whom he married May 16, 1954; three sons, Gregory (Pamela) Magers, Phillip (Cynthia) Magers and Daniel (Anna-marie) Magers, all of Howard; two daughters, Virginia (Rick) Moore and Joyce (Todd) Frazee, both of Howard; 20 grandchildren, Joelle (Trey) Flowers, Steven Magers, Monica (Kevin) Shields, Nathaniel (Jodie) Magers, Vanessa Magers, Marcus Magers, Landon Magers, Marshall Magers, Sean Magers, Alexandria Magers, Angela (Todd) Shank, Matthew Moore, USAF, Joshua Moore, Grant Frazee, Eric Frazee, Hayden Frazee, Amanda (Chris) McMillen, Andrew Egan, Kevin (Megan) Egan and Jackie (Chris) Moushey; nine great-grandchildren, Ethan Swendal, Sierra Shields, Alexis Bostick, Jordan Shank, Grace Shank, Kensley McMillen, Dylan Moushey, Logan Moushey and Madison Moushey; two brothers, Dalton (Norma) Magers and Neil Magers, both of Mount Vernon.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a daughter, Christine Ann Egan; and a brother, Dean Magers.

Friends may call Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Zion Lutheran Church, 20177 Wooster Road, Danville, where friends may call one hour prior. The Rev. Thomas Heil and the Rev. Ed Winkler will be officiating. Burial, with military honors provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council, will follow in Zion Lutheran Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Harold’s name may be made to the Zion Lutheran Church.

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The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Harold L. Magers.

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