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Maurice Eugene Ellington

Maurice Eugene Ellington, age 83, of Swanton, Ohio, entered into eternal life, Thursday evening, June 9, 2022, at McLaren St. Luke’s Hospital. He was born May 24, 1939 in Rushville, Indiana to Oscar W. and Leola L. (Sanderson) Ellington. Maurice was a 1957 graduate of Richmond Senior High School. After graduating, Maurice joined the United States Army.

Maurice was a Senior Value Engineer at General Electric in Cincinnati, Ohio for 32 years. He was a member of the Pharoah’s Car Club in Swanton and Valleywood Golf Club. Maurice enjoyed racing late model stock cars and also held his pilots license.

Maurice is survived by his children, Ramona (Rod) Fogarty, Radonna Winters and Randy (Becky Burruss) Ellington; brother, Jim Ellington; sisters, Lela Pope, Virginia Keesling, Shirley Knipp and Mary Ellington; soulmate, Gloria Smith; multiple grandchildren and great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild.

Maurice was preceded in death by his parents; and his infant brother.

Burial will take place in Indiana with private graveside services.

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We were so shocked to hear of Maurice’s passing and truly saddened. Such a kind, smart and giving man who had a knack for being able to fix and build anything you put in front of him. A true engineer that helped us out so many times. We would like to extend our thoughts and prayers to the entire family and will miss Maurice dearly. RIH pops we love and will miss you.

Darrin, Denise and Dillon.

Darrin Jun 14 2022 9:30 PM

I would like you all to know how much I appreciated your Dad. He helped me in more ways than I can tell you. I honestly thought to myself the other day and wondered how he was doing. You all were blessed to have him for your father. Hands down one of the nicest guy you could ever have meet.

Dave Coleman Jun 14 2022 6:39 PM

Loved my 'Indiana' cousin. God has his hands full now with Maurice with him. God better keep a short lease. Love ya

Peg Tesch Jun 14 2022 5:27 PM

We were so blessed to have Maurice in our lives for 20 + years. He was a good man! Love always,

Carla Jun 14 2022 3:44 PM

Mo was such a sweet man! Loved talking to him about cars and really just anything. My life was definitely made better by meeting him. Rest in peace Mo. I will forever remember you waking up somewhere on a beach. My deepest condolences Radonna, Gloria, and family.

Dedee Byrd Jun 14 2022 9:37 AM