Seniors Still Stitching

Our volunteers are very special to us, we couldn't provide the love that we do through the blankets without them. Here we highlight some of our seniors who are still stitching!

Still Stitching in their 70's

Jeannie Jeannie-70
December 23, 1944
Sews in St. Mary's, Ohio

 

 

 

 

Dixie Dixie-77
Born October 22, 1937
Sews in St. Mary's, Ohio

 

 

 

 

Donna Donna-76
Born in 1938
Sews in St. Mary's, Ohio

 

 

 

 

 Winona Winona-81
Born September 19, 1933
Sews in St. Mary's, Ohio

 

 

 

 

Still Stitching in their 80's

Dottie Dottie-83
Born April 7, 1931
Sews in St. Mary's, Ohio

 

 

 

 

 Rita Rita-83
Born September 7, 1931
Sews in St. Mary's, Ohio

 

 

 

 

Mary Ann Mary Ann-85
Born March 2, 1929
Sews in St. Mary's, Ohio

 

 

 

 

Margaret Margaret-87
Born August 31, 1927
Sews in St. Mary's, Ohio

 

 

 

 

LaRue LaRue-89
Born in 1925
Sews in St. Mary's, Ohio

 

 

 

 

Dorothy Dorothy-89
Born September 24, 1925
Sews in St. Mary's, Ohio

 

 

 

 

Still Stitching in their 90's

 Peggy Peggy-90
Born in 1924
Sews in St. Mary's, Ohio

 

 

 

 

Martha Martha-92
Born February 22, 1922
Keeps active with MVOB "tying" the embroidery floss on the blankets. She says she is still "knot-aughty"!
Sews in St. Mary's, Ohio

 

 

 

 

 Martin Martin-96
Born November 6, 1918
Sews in St. Mary's, Ohio

 

 

 

 

Still Stitching in their 100's

Evelyn Evelyn-102
Born July 8, 1912
Sews in St. Mary's, Ohio

 

 

 

 

 Heavenly Angels

Marge Marjorie Stienecker was a self-taught artist and enjoyed teaching. Her love for others was shared through many activities. Her mantra was "I'd rather wear out than rust out". And that's what she did. When MVOB was introduced to residents at Otterbein Senior Lifestyle Choices, a retirement community in St. Marys, OH, Marge joyfully accepted a leadership position with this ministry. Between February 2011 and December 2014, volunteer residents have donated nearly 1600 blankets for children in foster care. Marge's spirit lives on as the MVOB ministry continues to thrive in the Otterbein community.

 

 

Blessed are they, who understand my faulty step & shaking hand.
Blessed are they, who know my ears today must strain to catch the things they say.
Blessed are they, who seem to know that my eyes are dim & my wits are slow.
Blessed are they, who looked away when I spilled the coffee at my table today.
Blessed are they, with a cheery smile who take the time to chat for awhile.
Blessed are they, who know the ways to bring back memories of yesterday.
Blessed are they, who make it known, I'm loved, respected & not alone!