Haidee 'Ada' Morehead, 92

Haidee “Ada” Morehead, 92, of Fennville passed away at her home on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018. Born Jan. 5, 1926, in Irving, Ill., she was the daughter of Robert and Essie (Hilt) Caulk. 

Ada was married to Coach Sam Morehead for 67 years until his death in 2013. Ada was a devoted mother and beloved grandmother. A strong woman of faith, she assumed an active leadership role in the Fennville United Methodist Church.

A retired public school educator, Ada spent more than 20 years of her career with the Fennville Public Schools. Her first assignment was a classroom at the top of the hill on First Street in what was then the shop/ag building. She then spent two years at the Gidley School before beginning her tenure at Anna Michen Elementary where she worked with English Language Learners and the para-professional staff.  

Ada was an enthusiastic Blackhawk Booster and everyone knows she was the “great woman” behind her beloved husband, Coach Morehead, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her daughter Vicki Hall. 

She is survived by her daughters, Hedy Morse, Jody (Dennis) Martin and Merri-Lou Morehead of Fennville and Tammy (Skip) Pattison of Peachtree City, Ga., 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and brother-in-law Lemar Hartman. 

Visitation will be Friday, Sept. 28, from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Fennville United Methodist Church, 5849 W. M-89, Fennville, MI. (Ada would want to make sure that all Blackhawk fans could get to the football game on time.) Funeral services will be at on Saturday, Sept. 29, at 11 a.m. at the Fennville United Methodist Church with Rev. Doug Tipken and Rev. Ron Hansen officiating. Burial will be in the Fennville Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to F.E.F. Hustle and Harmony Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 231, Fennville, MI 49408 or the Fennville United Methodist Church, P.O Box 407, Fennville, MI 49408. 

An online registry book is available at www.chappellfuneralhome.com.

 

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