Martha Emily Labig, 89 of 419 Avenue B Greenville, Ohio, passed away on 9:10 AM the morning of March 3, 2011, after one night at Heartland of Greenville.
She was born July 4, 1921, in Greenville, Ohio the daughter of the late Elmer and Ida (Johnson) Mong, her beloved grandparents were Edward L. and Cora (Morrow) Mong. She was preceded in death by her sister, JoAnne.
Survivors include her devoted husband, Chalmer E. Labig, whom she married June 9, 1941, after almost 70 years of wedded bliss; the lights of her life her two sons, Dr. Chalmer E. Labig Jr. and Dr. Charles Edward Labig, both of Tulsa, Oklahoma; her three precious grandchildren: Andrew, Michael, and Emily Ann Labig, sisters: Mary K. Harland of Las Vegas, Nevada; Margaret (Peggy) Wogoman of Clearwater, Florida; and Charlotte Von Hoene of Warrenville, Illinois; as well as a number of nieces and nephews.
She was a member of the Fort Greeneville Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, Fort Black Chapter # 336 Order of the Eastern Star, Past Worthy Matron of Fort Greenville Chapter # 406 Order of the Eastern Star, VFW 7262 Auxiliary, She was a member of the Pioneer Family, The Darke County Genealogical Society, she was a fifth generation lifetime member of the First United Methodist Church where she had served as a Sunday School Teacher and Chairman of the Education Commission, as well as a Cub Scout Den Mother for # 134. She was very active in the United Methodist Women. She was a former member of the Emersonian Literary Club.
She loved raising flowers and traveling- having gone to almost all U.S. States, Canadian Provinces, and such countries as Malaysia, Singapore, Bali, Thailand, and most European countries. As she traveled world wide she enjoyed collecting cup and saucers from each country she visited and we counted a total of 33.
A winter resident of Florida for 24 years. She was an affiliate member of Cypress Lake United Methodist Church, an officer in Methodist Women. Also a member of Tab’itha Temple # 135 FLA, Daughters of the Nile, Fort Myers, Florida; Jamaica Bay Tennis Club, and several Bridge Clubs. She enjoyed her lifestyle.
Services will be held on Tuesday March 8, 2011 at 2:00 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio with Rev. Joe Payne officiating. Interment will follow in Greenville Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 PM on Monday March 7, 2011 at the funeral home. Fort Black Chapter of the Eastern Star will conduct a service at 6:45 PM on Monday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Shriner’s Children’s Hospital or First United Methodist Church.