Meredith Ann High, 85, of Miamisburg, formerly of Willshire passed away at 4:00 AM on Saturday, July 18, 2020 at residence while surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on March 10, 1935, in Napoleon, to the late Edward and Dorothy (Mumford) Mengerink.

On October 25, 1953, Meredith married the love of her life, Donald High Sr., who preceded her in death. Together, they shared years of memories. Their favorite memories came from gathering with family and friends as well as trips to Hawaii.

Meredith was a 1953 graduate of Van Wert High School.

Meredith enjoyed many years working as a unit clerk at the Van Wert County hospital. She retired and moved to Miamisburg to be nearer to her children.

She is survived by her oldest daughter Debra (High) Lucas, a son, Dwight High, his wife Peggy and daughter Teresa High, two granddaughters, Elise Elam, her husband Chris, Megan Lucas and three great grandchildren, AJ, Maddy and Maverick. She is also survived by six brothers and sisters, Dorothy (Mengerink) Agler, Donald (Buddy) Mengerink, Roger (Punky) Mengerink, Larry Mengerink, Charles (Chuck) Mengerink and Kenneth (Butch) Mengerink as well as many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her son, Donald High Jr. and brothers Edward Mengerink Jr., Robert Mengerink, Franklin (John) Mengerink, sisters Joyce Williams, Gloria Miller, Marilyn Dempsey, and Pat Holtsberry.

The funeral will be held at 2 PM on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home, 722 S. Washington St. Van Wert, OH 45891, with Rev. Stuart Wyatt, officiating. Interment will follow in Woodland Cemetery, Van Wert. The family will receive visitors prior to the service on Tuesday from 11AM to 2PM at the funeral home.

Although family and friends are invited to attend Meredith's visitation and service, we continue to be cautious and concerned for those who are most vulnerable, the elderly and those with serious health issues. We strongly urge everyone to remain vigilant and respect the well-being of the family members and friends.

Attendees are asked to observe social distancing, refrain from close physical contact, and wear facial coverings as able. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Meredith`s memory may be sent to the American Heart Association.

To share in Meredith's online memorial, please visit www.alspachgearhart.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory, 722 S Washington Street, Van Wert, OH 45891.


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