Stella Hagemeyer dies at age 96
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She was past president of the Clinton County Ladies Oriental Shrine Club. She was a Mother Advisor of the Order of Rainbow for girls and appointed Grand Deputy for nine years. She started the Washington Township Flying Fingers 4-H club and served for more than 20 years as a 4-H advisor.
Mrs. Hagemeyer first attended Olive Branch Methodist Church in 1945. She served as president of the United Methodist Women five times and served as treasurer of the Church for 35 years.
She was active in the Wilmington Garden Club and served as president in 1970, 1993, and 2008. She also served as secretary of the Waynesville Farmers Club and was president of the Clinton County Church Women United.
Mrs. Hagemeyer had a passion for politics and served as Republican County Chairwoman for 25 years. She was a delegate to the National Woman's Republican Convention and served as an Ohio Delegate for the Republican National Convention when Ronald Reagan was President; and when George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush were nominated for President.
She served on the Warren County Board of Elections for 32 years, most of those years as Chairman of the Board. She was selected to the Republican Women's Hall of Fame of Warren County and received recognition "for a lifetime achievement award" from the Warren County Republican Women's Club.
Mrs. Hagemeyer worked as a clerk of course at 10 county fairs in Ohio for 40 years. She also served as secretary-treasurer of the Dr. H.M. Parshall Futurity for 22 years. She received several honors from the Ohio Harness Horsemen's Association and the United States Trotting Association and received the Rambling Willie award for her lifetime work with harness horses from the Ohio Chapter of the United States Harness Writers Association.
She was also active in helping operate the family farm and various business ventures, including an excavation business, a feed mill in Clarksville, an anhydrous ammonia and fertilizer business, an egg business (with 6,000 laying hens), and a Standardbred racing and breeding business.
Other survivors include her children, Mel(Pam), Della Aylor, Fred(Debbie)andTed (Pam); grandchildren, Scott(Cindy), Tiffany (Mike) Linville, Kyle Aylor, Ashlee (Josh) Johnson, Captain Steven(Carmen), Cheryl (Matt) Hanna, Nickand Shana; great-grandchildren, Hunter, Heidi, Brandi Hanna, Riley Hanna, Lyndsay, Carlee Johnson, Jenny-Lynn Johnson, Mayree Johnson, Isaac Linville, Evan Linville, and Owen Linville.