Meredith Mary Maiwurm Hart

Birth Date: 
Monday, September 2, 1940
Date of Passing: 
Thursday, November 11, 2021

Meredith Mary Maiwurm Hart, 81, of Wooster, passed away peacefully Thursday, November 11, 2021 at Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare surrounded by her family and friends after a courageous battle from serious car fatality accident in 1967 which left her legally blind.  Over the years she has endured 32 surgeries.

Meredith was born in Wooster September 2, 1940 to Vincent and Mildred Yennie Maiwurm of Shreve.  She graduated from Shreve High School class of 1958.  She then graduated from Aultman Hospital School of Nursing in 1961 as an RN.  She worked at Wooster Community Hospital, Orrville Osteopathic Hospital, Lodi Medical Building and was the office nurse for Dr. Joel Pratt.  She also volunteered for Caring Therapy Canines, Hospice, Wooster Community Hospital Auxiliary and is in amateur radio, WD8BVQ.  Meredith enjoyed listening to Talking Books, Morse code, crocheting, knitting, sewing, playing keyboard, piano, singing in the church choir, baking cooking and was a member of MADD.

She is survived by her husband, Duane E. Hart, whom she married on May 1, 1978; step-children Jeff (Katie) Hart, Gregg (Aneitta) Hart and Scott Hart; step-grandchildren Jon, Joe and Olivia, Gideon, Mary, Esther and Noah, Kaitlin, Zach and Kailee, Sam; step-great grandchild Landon; nieces and nephew Julie Shetler, Janelle Cooper and Jay Maiwurm and several cousins.

Meredith was preceded in death by her parents and a brother Edward Maiwurm.

The family expresses appreciation of Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare and past doctors in her lifetime for their support and kindness.

Private family services will be held.

McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St. Wooster is assisting the family.

Online condolences may be left for the family at


Private family services will be held


Dear Duane, So sorry for your loss! MEREDITH was a wonderful lady that had more than her share of problems. I will miss her cheerful personality. I know she was so ready to go but she worried about you. You were the best friend she had ever had.

Duane and family,
I want to remember you in prayer when you come to mind. Always enjoyed her presence at Hospice meetings.
I spoke with her on Oct.15 and she was not well, but was her joyous self, talking about the Lord, making jokes, and not complaining at all. I loved her attitude . I will miss her.

Duane you probably don't remember me. I'm a friend of Mabel's and I have been to your house to play cards. I was so sorry to hear about Meredith. She was a great person. I didn't know her well, but enjoyed the times I spent with her.

Prayers and sincere condolences from the Terry Ladrach (WD8POG) family. Meredith was a sweet, compassionate person and will be surely missed by all who knew her. May the Lord grant peace and comfort to Duane and family.

We're so sorry to hear of Meredith's passing. She was a delight to know, and your CTC friends will all miss her smile. So glad we got to talk with Meredith at the last CTC picnic. God bless her wonderful soul.

I am so glad I got to see her when I was in Ohio this fall, No matter what God thru at her she could smile and had a laugh.
She always had something new to show you A real sweetheart, God Bless

RIP Murphy rip

I knew Meredith in high school (1956-60) and was always impressed with her playful, upbeat attitude. I only saw her once since, maybe around 2012, and she was just the same. In high school when she was a senior,I believe, she had a Karmann Ghia and since she knew how I loved cars, especially German ones, she drove out to my place and let me drive it, top down, one perfect summer afternoon. The loss of kindness and cheerfulness makes the world just a bit less. My sincere condolences to her husband and family.

I went to school with Meredith with class of 58. She was always upbeat even after all her surgeries. I can remember trying to ski down the hill by her home in Shreve. She was a good friend and will be missed by all. My condolences to her family.

Duane and family so sorry for your loss- Meredith was a gem - always so positive and kind - she never complained and lived her life to the fullest- she touched many lives and was such a blessing- praying for you

Duane, I'm sincerely sorry for your loss. I'll remember Maridith for being very courageous in the face of many obstacles, for her wonderful sense of humor, and for being a great friend for many years.

Duane and family
I am so sorry for your loss. I remember Meredith from the neighborhood by the hospital. I was also the little girl on hila way that soak you with a garden hose one hot summer day. May she RIP in God's loving arms.

Duane and family,

We are all so very saddened to hear of Mary’s passing. Her laugh and smile were contagious and I always loved how she could light up a room. Growing up myself and family always looked forward to seeing you guys at the ham functions. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Diane (Emick) McCullough KB8YUL

Duane and Family, I'm sincerely sorry for the loss of your loved one. Meredith was a beautiful special lady. I remember having her as my nurse when i was young. she has held a very special place in my heart, as she did with my parents. she will Always be remembered. again my deepest, sincere, condolences.

Duane, I am so sorry for your loss of Meredith.

Duane, I’m so sorry to learn of Meridith passing. Although, I had never met her I felt I knew her from her relationship with my Mom, Margery Cliffe. As you know they had a very special connection for decades. Sending my sympathy to you and the family.


I met Meredith when I was working in the pharmacy department at Walmart more than 20 years ago. She was always a bright ray of sunshine and I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know her. May God comfort you in your loss.
With sincere sympathy, Beth Bishop

Duane, my heartfelt condolences for your loss. I pray that God will lift you up during this time.

Duane and family, please accept my sincere condolences in your loss. With Sympathy, Jim Smail

I remember Meredith well as a young boy visiting Dr. Pratt's office. It was always good to have a kind presence like her during stitches, and other youngster maladies. May she rest in peace... Godspeed Meredith.

Duane, so sorry to see the news. Meredith was a wonderful person and will be very much missed!

Duane, My prayers go out to you and your family. I am truly sorry for your loss. I am forever grateful that God led me to you and Meredith 30 years ago when I was first employed by WPD and you became my Landlords. I consider myself blessed to know you both considered me a friend. I am so looking forward to the day I can see Meredith again in my Fathers house.

Duane and family, I just wanted to tell you a little story. You don’t know me but I heard updates of Meredith thru my mom Betty Leathers or Bob Brady. But the story I want you to know is that when I was a kid-maybe 5 and I am 65 now-so a long time ago, I was in the hospital and I was down in the playroom playing and I looked up and there stood Meredith at the nurses station. She was dressed not in a white cap and uniform but in a long formal dress. So beautiful in the eyes of a young kid. There she was… a princess. Quite stunning to my eyes after just seeing white uniforms all day. I don’t know where she was headed or coming back from. A few years later I remember where I was when I heard that the princess was in an accident. By the grace of God her life was spared but…oh… what a life she had. Many downs and few ups as she went thru life. But not once did she ever give up. She took life by the reins and took it all in stride And one day the princess found a prince. His name was Duane. And he took care of the princess, helped her when she needed help and loved her No MATTER WHAT! Duane, I just want you to know that everyone in this community looks up to you for the way you took care of Gods child. The princess is gone but look at all the hands that she touched, Meredith will not be forgotten.

Duane, please accept my sincere condolences of Meredith's passing. As a classmate, she was the best, always cheerful, energetic and ready for anything. We lost a lovely person, the Lord gained an Angel. RHIP Meredith

Duane and Family: We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Meredith was one special lady who became a role model for many of us in how to face difficulties with grace and good humor. She will be greatly missed.

So sorry to hear of Meredith’s passing. She was a gem of a woman! She can chat with my dad, W8TJS again!! Best 73’s my dear silent key, Meredith-Deb WDiMZA

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