She was born Jan. 22, 1911 in Minersville the daughter of Theodore and Stella (Houdashelt) Grueser. She graduated from high school in 1929, then attended Kent State University and then graduated from Ohio University. She was an elementary school teacher teaching for 35 years, retiring in 1975. She married Bradford Maag in 1935. She was a member of the Minersville Methodist Church for 85 years and treasurer of the Sunday school more than 50 years.
She is survived by one daughter, Myrna, and her husband James Graves of Stonington, Maine, five grandchildren, and one great granddaughter; one brother Elmer Grueser and his wife Marjorie of Point Pleasant, W.Va., many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and her husband she was predeceased by an infant son Theodore, and two brothers Edmond and William.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 6, 2009, at Anderson McDaniel Funeral Home in Pomeroy. Officiating will be Rev. Bob Robinson and Rev. Harvey W. Koch. Burial will follow at Minersville Hill Cemetery. Friends may call on Saturday, Dec. 5, from 6 to 8 p.m.at the funeral home.
An online registry is available at www.andersonmcdaniel.com