Maudie Belcher


Maudie Cavin Belcher, 93, of Defiance, passed away on Sunday, November 25, 2012, at the Brookview Healthcare Center.

She was born on March 21, 1919, to John and Betty (Napier) Valentine in Pineville, Ky. She married Wilburn Cavin in 1934, and he passed away in 1974. She then married Hilbert Belcher in 1980, and he passed in 2003.

Maudie is survived by her sons, William (Katherine) Cavin of Oakwood, Ohio, David (Marie) Cavin of Corbin, Ky., Harold (Barbara) Cavin of Defiance, Ohio, Kenneth (Tina) Cavin of Defiance; daughters, Barbara Garrity of Hicksville, Ohio, Jean (Frank) Vaughn of Hawk Point, Mo., Muriel (Terry) Collett of Nancy, Ky., Sharon (Roy) Brock of Defiance, Erma (Rick) Hoffman of Defiance; 28 grandchildren; 52 great-grandchilden; 17 great-great-grandchildren; sister, Mary Hubbard of Rogers, Ark.; stepson, Ronald (Ruth) Belcher of Defiance; stepdaughters, Dee Winkler of North Ridgeville, Ohio, and Pebble Camp of North Ridgeville, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Wilburn Cavin; second husband, Hilbert Belcher; son, John Cavin; daughter, Thelma Beach; grandsons, Larry Wayne Keeling and David Cavin; granddaughter, Selena Cavin; brothers, Chuck and Edward Valentine; sisters, Mae Williams, Martha Lambert and Sally Valentine

She was a member of Pleasant View Missionary Baptist Church, Junction, Ohio. She worked many years in Pineville Community Hospital in Pineville, Ky. Maudie was a loving mother and grandmother and will be missed by all.

Visitation, funeral and burial are all private. Arrangements are entrusted to Hanenkrath-Clevenger-Schaffer Funeral Home, Defiance.

Memorials are suggested to American Diabetes Society and the Parkinson Society. Online condolences can be given at

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  • Love and prayers to the family. Jeda

  • Will be praying for the family. Sure that's what she would want. She's in a much better place. God Bless Jeda

  • Love you and will miss you so much Grandma.