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Lucille M. Krawsczyn Morley, 80, of Middlefield, Ohio passed away Tuesday morning, May 5, 2015. She was born on December 31, 1934 in Lochgelly, West Virginia, daughter of the late Edgar and Myrtle Opal (Watkins) Oatridge. Lucille lived in Orwell before moving to Middlefield four years ago. She was a homemaker and enjoyed being with her family, especially her grandchildren. Her hobbies included gardening, cooking, dancing, crocheting, and angels. She will be missed by her friends and family; her son Michael Krawsczyn of Huntsburg; five daughters, Cammy (Oliver) Smith of Newbury, Debbie (Perry)Krawsczyn of Middlefield, Belinda (Jerry) Tenney of Burton, Tina (Frank Boytz) Furman of Jefferson, and Pam (Tim) Akers of Middlefield; 17 grandchildren; 29 great grandchildren; 5 great –great grandchildren; and 16 siblings. She is preceded in death by her first husband, Mike Krawsczyn; her second husband Clayton Morley; two sons, Ted and Stanley Krawsczyn; and son in law Terry Furman. The family wishes to thank Hospice of Western Reserve and Briar Hill for their services. Visitation will be held 5:00-7:00 PM Friday, May 8, 2015 at Russell-Sly Family Funeral Home, 15670 West High St. in Middlefield. A Celebration of Life will follow at 7:00 PM at the funeral home. A private burial will be at East Claridon Cemetery.
Steve G. Soltis, 86 of Parkman, passed away, April 19, 2015 at his home with his family by his side. Steve was born April 22, 1928, in Nelson, the son of the late Nick and Sophia Soltis. He was a 1947 graduate of Nelson High School and then went on to receive his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Education from Kent State University. Steve was a life-long educator in the Cardinal School System in Middlefield. He enjoyed and participated in all sports in high school. Steve was a life time member of St. Edward’s Catholic Church in Parkman where he was an active parishioner for many years, and a member of the Parkman Vol. Fire Dept. He was an army veteran and served in the Korean War in 1951.His number one priority and pleasure was his family. He enjoyed and cherished all the time he spent with them. He enjoyed watching his children and grandchildren participate in sports and extra-curricular activities in school.Steve is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Marjorie (Rodenbucher) Soltis, who he married June 19, 1954; his daughters, Mary Lynne (Mike) Zeno; Donna (Harry) Beil; Brenda (Frank)Nikic; Lisa (Tom) Hamann; his son Gregg (Jeannine) Soltis; seven grandchildren; two great grandchildren; two brothers, James and Edward; and his sister Jean. He is preceded in death by his parents; his brother Carl; his sisters, Sophia and Mamie and two grandchildren, Nathan Beil and Grace Hamann.Burial was in Overlook Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to St. Edward’s, PO Box 709, Parkman, OH 44080 or to the Hospice of Western Reserve, 17876 St. Clair Ave., Cleveland, OH 44110. Memories and condolences can be made at www.russellslyfh.com.
Ella L Hall, 83, of Middlefield passed away April 1, 2015 at The Weils of Bainbridge Assisted Living in Bainbridge. She was born Oct.18, 1931 in Akron, daughter of Alvin and Minnie (Repp) Huffman. A graduate of Middlefield High School, she also went to Business School for 2 years. She married Charles Hall Feb. 2, 1951. They were married over 44 years before he died Jan. 21, 1996. On Oct. 31, 1965, Ella started the business of Servisoft of Middlefield, Inc. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Middlefield and the Women’s Golf Association. She lived in Lake Fairway Country Club in N Ft. Myers, Fla. during the winter months. She enjoyed flowers and loved spending time with her friends bowling, golfing, and shopping. She especially loved being with her grandson. She will be missed by her friends and family; her son Dennis and his wife Diane Hall of Parkman; her grandson Nicholas Charles (Lesley) Hall of Parkman; her brother Eugene (Demi) Huffman of Pennsylvania; and her sisters-in-law Kathy Huffman of Kansas, Martha Huffman of Ft. Myers, Pat Hall of Middlefield, her bother-in-law (Gertrude) Hall of Middlefield. She is preceded in death by her husband Charles L Hall; her parents; and two brothers, Bob Huffman and Dick Huffman. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the First United Methodist Church of Middlefield, P.O. Box 207, Middlefield 44062. Online condolences may be made to www.russellslyfh.com.
Mary Jane (Pat) Sedivy, 86, of Middlefield, died April 1, 2015 at Briar Hill Health Care in Middlefield, where she was receiving Hospice care following a stroke. Born March 31, 1929 in Providence, R.I., Mary Jane was the daughter of Timothy and Isabelle Mulcahy. She graduated from St. Francis Xavier Academy in 1946. In 1948 she met a young sailor from Newbury at a dance at Quonset Point Naval Base in Rhode Island. On June 4, 1949, she married William J. Sedivy. After a brief honeymoon in New York City, the couple moved to Geauga County. Together, “Pat and Bill” built a home on a corner of the Sedivy family farm on Pekin Road in Newbury, where they lived until moving to Middlefield in 1996. At the Newbury home they raised huge gardens, canned and froze vegetables, and raised four children and several beloved dogs. Mary Jane was a tremendous cook, who was taught well during the early years of her marriage by her mother-in-law, Emma Sedivy. Later, Mary Jane took time to teach her sons, daughter and grandchildren how to cook, and helped care for Emma during her elder years. As her children entered high school, Mary Jane began working outside the home again, and was happily employed for more than a decade at Newbury Pharmacy. Mary Jane will be remembered most for her ability to make friends, her warm personality, her quick smile and her love and dedication to her family and friends. Niece Janice Mulcahy Barnett said of her Aunt Mary Jane, “She was a remarkable woman ; full of love for all of us.” Mary Jane was a woman of strong faith. She was a long time member of St. Helen Parish in Newbury, and since moving to Middlefield she has worshiped at St. Lucy Catholic Church with Father John Burkley. Mary Jane was preceded in death by William, her husband of 65 years, who died Oct. 25, 2014; her parents; brother Mason Mulcahy and sister Joan Gorton. She is survived by many friends and family members, including her four children: Bill Sedivy Jr. of Boise, Idaho; Bob (Mary Ann) Sedivy of Newbury; Jim Sedivy (Darlene) of Middlefield; and Sue Cravener (Al) of Phoenix, Ariz., and seven grandchildren : Beau (Tracy), Ali and Meg Sedivy, and Alex, Joe (Victoria), Melissa and Marcus Cravener. Condolences may be left at www.russellslyfh.com. In lieu of flowers, Mary Jane hoped that friends would consider contributions to Autism Speaks, (http://www.autismspeaks.org), or a charity of their choice.
Arlene “Hop” (Heritage) Woodworth Caslow passed away at her Middlefield home Feb. 28, 2015 at the age of 101. Born in Shalersville, Ohio on July 2, 1913, she was the daughter of Charles and Nellie (Gamble) Heritage. She graduated from Shalersville and Ravenna Township High School in 1931 and attended Actual Business College in Akron, graduating in 1934. She moved to Middlefield after graduation and worked at Johnson Rubber Company from 1934 to 1946. She also worked for Thomas Rowley, Attorney and the Alvord Insurance Agency. She retired after 24 years as bookkeeper for the NE Ohio Credit Bureau. She married her first husband, Ivan Woodworth, Jan. 10, 1936 in Ripley, NY. He preceded her in death on Sept. 17, 1974. Arlene married Richard Caslow Oct. 21, 1977 in Middlefield. Dick passed away on March 30, 1978. Card playing, crocheting, travel and volunteer work occupied her after retirement. She was an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Middlefield for many years. She is preceded in death by her parents and eight brothers and sisters. Her brother, Austin (Bernice) Heritage survives her. Other survivors are her three children; Arlo Jemison of Middlefield, Douglas Woodworth of Pine, Colo, and Julianne (Frank) Schwartz of Rome, Ohio; three step children, Richard (Peg) Caslow of La Habra, Calif., Anne Reed (Ted – deceased) and Jane Eaton (Gordon – deceased), both of Middlefield; four grandsons, Scott (Kelly) Bitner of Pataskala, Ohio, Brian (Katie) Bitner of Gresham, S.C., Tracy (Christine) Jemison of Lakewood, Ohio, and James (Erin) McConnell of Mantua, Ohio. She was Great Grandmother to Lyndsey and Sarah Bitner, Elle and Adley Jemison, and Brennan McConnell. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations to the First United Methodist Church of Middlefield, P.O. Box 207, Middlefield, OH 44062 or to the Geauga County Rescue Village, PO Box 116, Novelty, OH 44072-0116. Online condolences at www.russellslyfh.com .
Carla E. Davison, 54 of Middlefield, formerly of Burton and Aurora, passed away Feb. 27, 2015 at her home. She was born March 29, 1960 in Fort Wayne, Ind. to the late Kenneth and Mary (Woolum) Wilmot. Carla was Registered Nurse. She enjoyed crafts, and spending time with her family and friends. She will be sadly missed by her loving husband, Michael Davison, who she married Oct. 15, 1983, daughter, Nicole (Kyle) Smith of Ashville, N.Y., sons, Rob and Matt Davison both of Middlefield, grandson, Michael Smith, and granddaughter on the way, Amelia Smith. Her sister, Melissa (Darin) Bowlby of Indiana, and brothers, Kevin (Mimi) Wilmot of Florida, Ed Wilmot of South Carolina, and Wayne Wilmot of Indiana. Donations can be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children Burn Center,1000 E. Edgerton Rd., Broadview Hts., OH 44147. Condolences at www.russellslyfh.com.