Beatrice M. Cooley, age 90 of Shalersville, passed away Saturday, February 23, 2013. She was born July 13, 1922, in Ravenna, Ohio, the daughter of the late Willis Austin and Vinna Alice (Robinson) Ticknor.
Beatrice worked at the Oak Rubber Company during WWII and later at Prudential Insurance. She was a devoted homemaker in addition to serving as a leader for the Brownies, an advisor for 4-H, and a room mother. She enjoyed gardening and a variety of crafts, including: sewing, knitting, and most recently plastic canvas. Beatrice also enjoyed traveling and camping with her family. She had a fondness for cats throughout her entire life.
Beatrice is survived by her children: Donald (Fritz Barker) Cooley, Norma (Greg) Preneta and Norene (Jerry) McEowen; as well as her grandchildren: Nicholas (Julie) Preneta, Adam (Kira) Preneta and great-grandchildren: Holden Preneta, Elsa Preneta, Jack Tiernan, and Pearl Preneta. Beatrice also leaves her sister-in-law, Roberta Cooley, brother-in-law, Dale (Joan) Cooley and many loving nieces and nephews. Beatrice was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, George L. Cooley on June 8, 2012.
Friends will be received Thursday, February 28, 2013 from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM at the Wood-Kortright-Borkoski Funeral Home, 703 E. Main St., Ravenna where funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 AM on Friday, March 1, 2013, with Reverend Dr. Nancy Conley officiating. Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery in Shalersville.
The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the caregivers of Crossroads of N.E. Ohio. The love, support and personal attention they gave to Beatrice was exceptional. The family would also like to thank the staff of the Robinson Memorial Hospital and Robinson Visiting Nurse and Hospice for their excellent and compassionate care.
Condolences and memories may be shared at www.wood-kortright-borkoski.com. Memorial contributions in Beatrice's name would be appreciated and may be sent to Robinson Visiting Nurse and Hospice, 6847 N. Chestnut St., Ravenna, OH 44266.
(Wood-Kortright-Borkoski 330-296-6436, RC 2-26-13)