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John "Ed" Haught

John "Ed" Haught, age 61, of Minerva, died Thursday, July 28, 2011, in Mercy Medical Center in Canton.

Born Jan. 7, 1950, he was a son of the late Jack Haught and Phyllis (Daugherty) Haught of Malvern.

He worked for 23 years at the Minerva Wax Paper and was a custodian for Minerva Local Schools. He was a 1969 graduate of Minerva High School where he lettered in football. Ed spent 46 years as a coach in Minerva having coached various sports including Little League Baseball, Minerva Little Lions Football, boys and girls youth basketball, Varsity Girls Softball, Varsity Girls Volleyball and Freshman Boys Basketball. He was president/officer in all leagues and even helped implement getting the sport fields at Bi-Centennial and surrounding parks. He enjoyed playing softball and even played on a team for the Minerva Wax Paper. In September 2011, he will be inducted into the Minerva High School Athletic Hall of Fame.

He is survived by his wife, Cathy (Wiley) Haught, whom he married Mar. 26, 1977; a daughter, Hali Haught of Chicago, IL; two sons, Ryan (Sarrah) Haught of Washington, DC and Troy Haught of Lakewood, OH; two sisters, Sharon White of Malvern and Kathy Jo (Eric) Eddy of Minerva; five brothers, Richard Haught of Dayton, Larry (Betty) Haught of Minerva, Clyde Haught of Canton, Dave (Polly) Haught of Minerva, Steve (Brenda) Haught of Minerva and numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by a sister, Janet Haught.

Funeral services will be held at 11a.m. Wednesday in Minerva First Christian Church with Mr. Ralph Norman officiating. Burial will be in East Lawn Cemetery. Calling hours will be Tuesday 1-3 and 5-8 p.m. at the Church. Those unable to attend may sign the online register book at www.gotschallfuneralhome.com. Memorial donations may be made to Minerva Athletic Booster Club or Minerva First Christian Church.

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