MAUDE E. LORTON, age 86 of Sidney, passed away Friday, April 2, 2021 at 5:05 AM at Versailles Rehab and Healthcare Center. She was born on April 9, 1934 in Piqua, Ohio, the daughter of the late Fred E. and Daisy Mae (Sowers) Gates. On April 15, 1950 she married William E. Lorton who preceded her in death June 11, 2011.
She is survived by two daughters, Sheila D. Troxell of Muncie, IN, and Christine (Lee) McMartin of Sidney, two grandchildren, Ryan McMartin, and Jessica Mills, four great-grandsons, Jacob, Kyle, Caleb, and Tyler, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Judy and Betty, two brothers, Fred and Donald, and son-in-law, W. Harvey Troxell.
Maude was a homemaker, an avid bowler, and enjoyed camping and fishing. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 12:00 PM at Cromes-Edwards Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Graceland Cemetery in Sidney. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 10:00 AM until the time of service.
Memorials, in honor of Maude, may be made to Versailles Rehab and Healthcare Center. Condolences may be expressed to the family at the funeral home's website, www.cromesfh.com
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