In Memoriam

Morris Furcron
1927 – 2018

Moe was a leader in so many ways for our community. At the age of 89 he was still serving as our president and as Well-Help’s president.

Nancy Ratliff
1953 – 2019

Nancy joined Kiwanis in 2015 when she retired from teaching at Westwood. Ever since the inception of K-Kids 10 years ago, she was the group’s advisor. She continued in that role until she retired. She was a literacy advocate. She and her husband, Ayers, had a “Little Library” replica of our Town Hall in their front yard, filled with books for youngsters. She helped start the Dolly Parton Imagination Library in southern Lorain County so that infants to six years old receive books monthly free of charge. 

Alice Harrison
1921 ~ 2020

We lost another long-time respected leader in our community this week in Alice Harrison, who died this week at 99. She was a Wellington icon. Alice was a member of our Wellington Kiwanis Club since 2001. Many will remember Alice as the welcoming and smiling face when we entered Harrison Ford. In 1996, the Wellington Chamber of Commerce honored her with a community service award. She was a charter member of Main St. Wellington and a devoted leader and musician of Brighton Methodist Church. For Wellington Kiwanis, she was the person who worked the phones encouraging members to sign up to work Pancake Day or the fair, or sell nuts for the Morris Furcron annual nut sale. No one could say no to Alice Harrison. Although it had been awhile since she was able to make a meeting, she loved attending our noon meetings at Bread-n-Brew. She had a chair reserved just for her. Dottie Lent Wantling, Evelyn Dreyer and Ayers Ratliff often took turns bringing her to our meetings. Alice Harrison, the Wellington Kiwanis Club salutes you. Wellington will miss you.