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Maynard F. Hagemeyer, 98, dies
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - from the USTA Communications Department

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Columbus, OH --- Maynard F. Hagemeyer, 98, died July 16, 2017, at his home in Clarksville, Ohio. He passed away in the same room he was born in on Nov. 22, 1918.

He is survived by his wife, Stella, whom he married Nov. 16, 1945. They celebrated more than 71 years of blissful marriage.

Mr. Hagemeyer was the son of Fred J. Hagemeyer and Bessie E. Bevan. He attended elementary school at Spring Hill (a one room schoolhouse) and graduated high school at Massie Township School in Harveysburg in 1936. He also attended the University of Cincinnati in Business Administration.

He always loved horses, and in his youth showed Percheron & Belgium horses throughout the U.S. In 1940, he traveled through the Panama Canal transporting draft horses to Chile.

Mr. Hagemeyer was drafted in the Army in 1941 and served almost five years during World War II, with 2-1/2 years overseas. He attained the rank of Captain and commanded a company in the 23rd replacement battalion in North Africa and Italy. He served under General George Patton in North Africa and General Mark Clark in Italy.

Before being shipped overseas, he was stationed at Camp Sutton in North Carolina where he first met Stella Adcox. Mr. Hagemeyer and his friend were on a weekend leave in Charlotte, when they randomly picked a name out of the phone book. It turned out to be Stella’s roommate. When Mr. Hagemeyer saw the beautiful girl in the doorway, he said, ”that is my gal,” and she has been his “gal” ever since.

Mr. Hagemeyer took over the family farm in 1948. In addition to farming, he owned and operated various business ventures including an excavation business for 17 years, a feed mill in Clarksville for five years, an anhydrous ammonia and fertilizer business for 20 years, an egg business for nine years (with 6,000 laying hens), and a Standardbred racing and breeding business that he started in 1957 and continues today.

He was very active in county and state organizations. He was a member of the Clarksville Masonic Lodge since 1940, and a member of Scottish Rite and Shrine since 1946. He joined the Eastern Star in 1947 and served as Worthy Patron in 1952 and 1962. He was also a member of the Warren County School Board for 10 years.

Mr. Hagemeyer was active in politics, serving as Republican Precinct Chairman for 30 years and Vice Chairman of the County Republican Party for a few years. He was a Township Trustee of Washington Township for 32 years. After the death of his father in 1948, he completed the balance of his father’s term as Warren County Commissioner. He also had the privilege of being selected as a delegate from Ohio to the 2000 National Republican Convention in Philadelphia for George W. Bush.

He was on the Warren County Fair Board for 42 years and the Warren County Veterans Commission for 20 years. He also served as a director of the Ohio Harness Horsemen's Association and was the first president of the Harness Horse Youth Foundation.

Mr. Hagemeyer has been recognized many times over the years, including the Pacer Grass Roots award in 1989, named a ”Kentucky Colonel” at the age of 91, Masonic Lodge 75 year award in 2016, and the Harveysburg alumni 80 year award in 2016.

Other survivors include four children, Mel (Pam), Della Aylor, Fred (Debbie) and Ted (Pam); grandchildren, Scott, Tiffany Linville, Kyle Aylor, Ashlee Johnson, Captain Steven, Cheryl Hanna, Nick and Shana; great-grandchildren, Hunter, Brandi Hanna, Riley Hanna, Lyndsay, Carlee Johnson, Jenny-Lynn Johnson, Mayree Johnson, Isaac Linville, Evan Linville, and Owen Linville.

The family will receive friends from 3-6 p.m. Friday (July 21) at Stubbs-Conner Funeral Home, Waynesville. A celebration of Maynard’s life will be held at 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Condolences can be made at www.stubbsconner.com.


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