Paula Ries

Paula Ries, 82, of Kent died Friday in the Lorantffy Care Center in Copley. Born Sept. 24, 1915, in Bajmok, Austria-Hungary, she was the daughter of Jacob and Regina (Elmer) Kunzer. She lived in Yugoslavia and Germany from 1945 until she moved to the United States in 1949. She lived in Newton Falls until she moved to Kent in 1985. While living in Newton Falls, she had worked as a floral grader at Newton Falls Cut Flowers. Survivors include her son, Joseph (Julia) of Brady Lake; sister, Regina Downing of Philadelphia; and a grandson. Her husband, Mathias Ries, parents, two brothers, and two sisters died previously. Calling hours will be held from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Wood-Kortwright Funeral Home, Kent Chapel where services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Bruce Chouinard officiating. Burial will be in Standing Rock Cemetery in Kent.

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