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Reverend Malvin L George

December 20, 1927 ~ March 2, 2019 (age 91)


Reverend Malvin L. George, 91, of New Knoxville, Ohio, fell asleep 1:33 A.M. Saturday, March 2, 2019, at Otterbein Saint Marys Retirement Community, and is now awaiting the return of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

He was born December 20, 1927, in Dayton, Ohio, the oldest son of Emerson and Anna (Webb) George.

He married Janice Dreyer on March 24, 1951, in New Lyme, Ohio; she fell asleep in the Lord on February 19, 2019.

Reverend George is survived by their children: Susan (Wayne) Leeds of Bowling Green, Ohio; Reverend Mark (Joanne) George of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania; Paul (Wendy) George of Mendon, Ohio; Timothy (Gillian) Elliott-George of Delta, Ohio; David (Karen) George of New Knoxville; Janet (Mitch) Thompson of New Knoxville; Melissa George of New Knoxville.

He is survived by their 15 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren, and by his siblings: Lois George Wilcox of Bellefontaine; Dixie Lee Gunsaulies of Urbana; Dale George of Millerstown, Ohio; Douglas George of Urbana, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Jan; by his siblings Wayne George and Colleen Dallwein.


Reverend George was a  graduate of Westville High School. He earned his BA from The Ohio State University, where he was a proud member of The Ohio State University Marching Band.


He retired after 29 years of service as a teacher at New Knoxville School, where for many years he and his wife supervised the 8th grade class trip to Washington D.C.

Reverend George was ordained in 1966 and was a Way Corps Minister. He and his wife, Jan, were volunteer staff at The Way International for 20 years, having served as Way Family Camp Directors. Mal loved serving at The Way, building furniture and toys for his grandchildren, and growing roses.

Joint Memorial Services for Reverend Mal and Mrs. George will be held at 3:00 P.M. on Saturday, March 23, 2019, in the gymnasium of New Knoxville School, Reverend Vern Edwards, officiant. Private family burial rites will be held.

The family would prefer donations may be made to either The Way International, PO Box 328, New Knoxville, Ohio, 45871, for the outreach of God’s Word, or to the Mr. and Mrs. George Scholarship Fund of New Knoxville School, 345 South Main Street, New Knoxville.

Funeral arrangements for Reverend and Mrs. George are under the care of Miller Funeral Home, Saint Marys.


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