Died Feb. 15, 2012
Margaret E. Grube, age 89, of Medway, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 15, in Dayton, Ohio, the daughter of William and Winona Lila Lena (Ible) Brasington. Margaret was Assistant Editor at the Fairborn Daily Herald retiring in 1982 after being a prize-winning reporter with 27 ½ years of faithful service. Mrs. Grube was a 1940 graduate of Bath High School in Osborn, Ohio. Prior to newspaper work she was employed at Wright Patterson Air Force Base. She was a member of the Ohio Newspaper Women’s Association in which she held appointive and elective offices including the presidency. She was a member of the Medway Baptist Church, American Association of Retired Persons and the New Carlisle American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 286. She was an honorary member of the Fairborn, Chamber of Commerce. In 1995 she was enshrined in the Fairborn City Schools Hall of Honor and in 1993 she served as Queen of the Fairborn Sweet Corn Festival. She was a past member of Women in Communications Inc, formerly Theta Sigma Pi and Blue Pencil, an organization of journalism of which she served a president
She was preceded in death by her parents; stepfather, Charles Stewart; brothers, Kenneth and Paul A. Brasington; and her loving husband, Warren Grube in 1999. She is survived by her daughter, Peggy Laverne Van Vleet and Jeanne Brinkman of Huber Heights, sisters in law, Wanda Brasington of Midwest City, Oklahoma and Nancy Brasington of Miamisburg, Ohio, nieces and nephews, extended family members, Bill Albert of Medway, Ohio, Kathy Murphy of Erlanger, Ky, Regina, Michael , Brandon and Katie Fewer of Union, Ky Jennifer, Sam, Sammy and Nate Cox of Dry Ridge, Ky. Mark, Gretchen, Cody and Gabe Perkins, John John Kristoff, and Rick and Shanna Albert, her Port Clinton friends and Marsha Albert.
Friends may call in the Burcham Jennings Funeral Home, 119 E. Main St., Fairborn, Ohio, Sunday Feb. 19, from 2 to 4 p.m. where services will be held Monday, Feb. 20, at 10 a.m. burial will be in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. In her last month Mrs. Grube was cared for by Lela Lewis and will be missed by her three granddogs, Sara, Sassee and Kallee. Mrs. Grube suggested that in lieu of flowers that people who knew her take their loved ones out to dinner and tell them how much they love them. Online condolences may be sent to www.burchamfuneralhome.com