Ona Eyre

Born April 28, 1905 in Kittanning, Pa., she was the daughter of Norman C. and Elsie (Himes) Haupt. She had lived in Rootstown before moving to Kent in 1971.

Mrs. Eyre was a member of Rootstown Congregational Church and Kent Senior Citizens.

Survivors include her son, Richard J. Best of Akron; daughters, Vivian Riggs of Lakeland, Fla., and Norma Nelson of Kent; stepson, Joseph Eyre of Cuyahoga Falls; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren. Her husband, Joseph, died in 1964. A stepson, Calvin Eyre, died previously.

Calling hours will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Wood-Kortright Funeral Home, Kent Chapel, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, with the Rev. Susan Tipton officiating. Burial will be in Homeland Cemetery in Rootstown.

Memorials may be made to the Kent Visiting Nurses.

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