Matejka, Edna A.

Edna A. Matejka (nee Schultz), 93, passed away May 15, 2020.

Edna was a dedicated 49-year member of Lakewood Emblem Club #346, serving as the Club Treasurer for over 10 years.

She was the beloved wife of the late Donald A. Matejka of Cleveland.  Daughter of the late Paul L. & Bertha (Nennemen) Schultz.

Edna is survived by her dear brother Harry (Ruth) Schultz of Pennsylvania. She was the cherished sister of the late Loretta Schultz, Ruth Schultz, Paul Schultz, George (Lois) Schultz, Albert (Annette) Schultz and Marie (William) Trower. Loving aunt, great-aunt and dear friend to many.

A private entombment will be held at Brooklyn Heights Cemetery.

DUNGAN, EILEEN

EILEEN M. DUNGAN, 76 of Elyria, passed away on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at her home.

She was the loving mother of Jeffrey Collins (Andrea), Todd Collins, Michelle Livingston (Scott), and Tammi Cooke (John). Dear grandmother of Kyle, Scott Jr., Jamie, Kirsti, and Tessa; and dear great grandmother of Livia, Max, and Lillian. Sister of Al Beranek. Wife of the late William.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Berea Animal Rescue Fund or any animal rescue.

Private family service will be held.

 

Foster, Carol

Carol J. Foster (nee Hoepfl), 88 of Brunswick Hills, passed away at home on Sunday, May 10, 2020. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother – the best!  Carol ran the Men’s Department at Fisher Big Wheel for over 20 years.

She is survived by her children, Debra Jackson (Andrew), David, Daniel, Darryl (Priscilla), Darlene, and Darin; along with seven grandchildren.

Carol was preceded in death by her loving husband Raymond Foster, Jr., and a brother, John Hoepfl, Jr.

There will be a private interment at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery.

Morton, Shelli

Shelli Morton, 61, of Brunswick passed away on Monday April 27th with her family by her side. She was born to Florine Schultz on February 17th, 1959, and was preceded in death by her stepfather, Kenneth Schultz and sister, Sherri Morton McKnight. Shelli graduated from Brunswick High School in 1977. After graduation, Shelli began working for Swagelok, and was a hardworking and loyal employee for over 35 years. She married Russell Gulliford in 1984. Shelli is survived by her loving husband, Russell, her two beloved children, Ryan Gulliford (Brandi Krzynowek) and Kate Gulliford; stepchildren, Michelle Fabrizi and Russell Gulliford III; her loving mother, Florine Schultz, dear sister, Stephanie Morton, and nieces, Erinn Dirth and Samantha Darnell. Shelli is also survived by two cherished granddaughters, Eleanor and Marilyn Gulliford, and grandnephew Birch Dirth.

For those she loved, Shelli had a generous heart and a spirit of selflessness that none could rival. Her sense of humor and competitive spirit (As evidenced by numerous Best in Shows at the Medina County Fair) were some of her best qualities that brought out the best in others. Her love of books, music, and movies made a lasting impact on those closest to her, and Elton John, Jeopardy, and Halloween will always have a special meaning for those that knew her best.

A private service for immediate family will be held on Saturday May 2nd , 2020, and a celebration of life will be held for all who loved her at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Medina Co. 4-H Endowment Fund and mailed to:  OSU Extension, Medina Co., 120 W. Washington St., Suite 1-L, Medina, OH 44256. Please include “In Memory of Shelli Morton” in the memo line.

Orchard, Frances B.

Frances Barbara Orchard (née Reznik) was welcomed to her heavenly home on April 24, 2020, where she was reunited with her husband Paul and her son Nathan.

Frances was born on June 20, 1931 to Joseph and Elizabeth Reznik in Columbia Station, OH. She grew up on the family farm and loved animals, especially her goats. She married Paul Orchard in 1949. They raised their four children in Hinckley and enjoyed 67 years of marriage. Frances loved her gardens, walking in the woods, and all of God’s nature, as well as cooking and baking for her family.

Frances was met in heaven by her Savior, Jesus Christ, her husband Paul, her son Nathan, her siblings Mary and Joe, and her parents. She leaves behind her children Sue (and husband Chester Robinson), Paul (and wife Jennifer), and Mark (and wife Andrea); her niece Beth Babits; her ten grandchildren Paul Robinson (wife Lindsay), Rebecca, Isaiah, Abigail, Emily LaHue (husband Phillip), Hannah, Amory, Sarah Miracle (husband Steve), Maren, and Cade; and great-grandchildren Junia and Ayden Robinson. She was looking forward to the birth of her third great-grandchild, due in July.

Her family will have a private graveside service. A memorial service will follow in the near future. In lieu of flowers, her family asks for donations to be made to your local Salvation Army chapter.

Boettcher, Mary C.

MARY CATHERINE BOETTCHER, 54 of Medina, passed away on Friday, April 24, 2020.

She was born to her parents Donald and Kathleen Cunningham on Jan. 1, 1966 in Cleveland. A graduate of Magnificat High School, she went on to earn a Master’s Degree in Speech Pathology from Cleveland State. Mary worked as a Speech Pathologist for 5 years before retiring from Tremont Montessori in 2018.

Mary met William Boettcher in 1983 and they married on June 9, 1989. Together they raised 3 children, Cody, Emily, and Jordan.

She is survived by a brother Timothy Cunningham and a cousin Maryann Jelson.

Visitation will be Monday from 4-8pm at the MURRAY FUNERAL HOME, 173 S. MAIN ST., CRESTON, OH (limit of 10 people at a time). The funeral service will be the funeral home Tuesday at 10am followed by the burial at Poe Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Brain Tumor Assoc.

Secriskey, Joseph

JOSEPH SECRISKEY, 80, of Brunswick, passed away April 20, 2020. Joe was just a great guy and handy man who could fix anything. He worked for Republic Steel for 39 years.

Joe is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Elaine (nee Jenkins); children, Justin and Michael (Maureen) Secriskey, and Michele Buzzard; grandchildren, William and Sara Buzzard; brothers, John (Sally), and Paul; along with their families and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Michael and Anna; and 3 brothers.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be forwarded to St. Ambrose Church or Hospice of the Western Reserve.

Due to the present health concerns, a graveside service will be held on Thursday, 11 am at Resurrection Cemetery, Valley City. Please abide by social distancing guidelines.

Keglovich, Victoria

Victoria Keglovich (nee Franczak), age 73, passed away April 13.
Loving wife of Joseph (deceased); mother of Angela Stratman (Aaron); grandmother of Bridget and Emily. Cousin, Aunt and friend to many.
Burial at Ohio Western Reserve Cemetery in Rittman, OH. Sec 20, Lot 411.
Celebration of life to follow this summer.

Schambach, Elinor “Ellie”

Elinor “Ellie” M. Schambach, age 99, passed away March 31.

Ellie is survived by her loving children, John and Catherine; and beloved brother, Ivan Kacir (Betty).  She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles.  A Celebration of Life will be scheduled at a later date.

The family suggests memorial contributions can be made in her name to either the Cleveland Christian Home, 4614 Prospect Avenue E, Suite 240, Cleveland, OH 44103; cchome.org/donate; or to The Ohio Light Opera, College of Wooster, 1189 Beall Avenue, Wooster Ohio 44691. https://ohiolightopera.org/private-gifts/.

Frame, Athel V.

Athel V. Frame, 89, passed away Friday, March 27, 2020, at Brookdale Camelot, Medina, OH.  Born July 19, 1930 to the late Troy and Rosa Workman.

Athel was a tremendously strong woman who married young and earned the honor of becoming mother to eight, grandmother to seventeen, great-grandmother and great-great grandmother to many.  Tenacious by nature, she set standards and goals and did whatever it took to attain those goals. The lyrics to “My Way” could have been her anthem:  …”Yes, there were times, I’m sure you know, When I bit off more than I could chew, But through it all when there was doubt, I ate it up and spit it out, I faced it all and stood up tall, AND DID IT MY WAY”.

In the early 1960’s, while raising a large family, she earned her Welding Certification from The University of Akron and began a 30-year welding career.  Her nickname “Short Arc Lady” resulted from the respect of her peers; she did the Wendy the Welder Club proud.  She welded hospital equipment for both Invacare and Hausted, retiring in 1992.  She was a welder by day but remained a diva by night – dressed to the nines, polished nails and kicking it in 3-inch-high heels.

She belonged to the Grand Order of the Eastern Stars, serving in all capacities including Worthy Grand Matron.   Athel was an avid outdoor woman who enjoyed working in her flower beds, her yard and her garden.  She enjoyed fellowship with friends at Wellington Freewill Baptist Church.  In more recent years, she enjoyed spending time and traveling with her long-time life companion, Harry Bickerton.  She will be missed by all who knew her.

She is survived by her children, Lois (Ben) Bowers, Luray VA, Vic (Kay) Frame, Centreville VA, Ruth Frame, Las Vegas, Bethel Kurp, Mead WA and Sandy (Lenny) Neuman, Medina OH; three sisters, Viola Elkins, Josephine Huffman and Betty Fredersdorff.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Norris Frame, son Delmas Frame, daughter Halene Bowers Napier, infant daughter Jacqueline, grandsons David Frame and Matthew Frame; and companion Harry Bickerton.

Family graveside services to honor and celebrate a life well-lived will be held at a later date once we are free to assemble after the current COVID-19 pandemic.

The family wishes to thank Brookdale Camelot staff and Brookdale Hospice for the loving kind care they provided, and to Bollinger Funeral Services for assisting with final arrangements in this trying time.

Memorial contributions to honor Athel may be made to Feeding Medina County, 650 W. Smith Rd., C-8, Medina, OH 44256  (www.feedingmedinacounty.org).