Marilee Moord, 77

Marilee Moord, age 77, formerly of Saint Joseph County, died Jan. 24, 2010 in Costa Mesa, CA where she had lived the past 56 years. She was born in Leonidas Township on Nov. 4, 1933 the daughter of Albin and Hazel (Olney) Moord. The family moved to White Pigeon Township in January of 1938 where Marilee attended White Pigeon Schools, graduating in 1951. She worked at M & R Labs in Sturgis and the Sturgis Hospital before moving to California in 1954 where she spent her working life nursing at Fairview Hospital for special needs patients.

Marilee leaves her many friends in Costa Mesa, especially the family of Virginia Grossek; her sister, Nellie (Beth) Moord of Canoga Park, CA; two sisters in law, June Moord of Ft. Wayne, IN and Norma Moord of Middlebury, IN; many nieces, nephews, and other relatives; and friends in Saint Joseph County, and Fort Wayne, IN. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Olney Moord of Constantine and Elliott Moord of Fort Wayne; two sisters, Winona Outman of Constantine and Molly Cupp of Colon.

A memorial service will be held Saturday May 22, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. at the Eickhoff Funeral Home in Mendon followed by interment of ashes in Mendon Cemetery. An online register is available and condolences may be left for the family at

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