Published 10:21 am Friday, May 27, 2016

Mildred Fairchild

April 1, 1929 — May 25, 2016

Mildred Mae Massie Fairchild, 87, of Ironton, passed away Wednesday, May 25, 2016, at the Best Care Nursing Center in Wheelersburg. The Lawrence County native was born April 1, 1929, a daughter of the late Homer and Rinda Vaughn McClellan.

Mrs. Fairchild was a 1978 graduate of Shawnee State University with her degree in nursing. She retired in 1996 from King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Kentucky, where she was a registered nurse.

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She held many hands, cooked many meals, donated many hours and touched many lives to ease other people’s suffering. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Ironton and the Ironton Music Club.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Edward Massie; and a son, Jeffrey Massie.

She is survived by her husband, Paul Fairchild, whom she married Nov. 11, 1981; son and daughter-in-law, Dustin and Carlana  Massie, of Granite City, Illinois; daughter and son-in-law, Joyce Ann and Daniel Ward, of Columbus; five grandchildren, Edward Massie, Jason (Susanah) Massie, Angela (Amol) Massie Khotpal, Heather (Thomas) Ward Bechtel and Kathryn (Jason) Ward Fawcett; and four great-grandchildren, Megan and Leah Bechtel and Avi and Adya Khotpal.

There will be a memorial service 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the First United Methodist Church, Ironton, with the Rev. Caleb LaFond officiating.  Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery, Ironton, and family and friends may visit Saturday from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the service at the church.

Donations may be sent to the Alheimer’s Association, PO Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011 or the Harvest for the Hungry Food Pantry, c/o First United Methodist Church, 101 North 5th Street, Ironton, Ohio 45638. To offer condolences to


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