Mary Louise Miles 88 of Ravenna passed away at her home on Tuesday, September 24, 2013. She was born December 18, 1924 in Lancaster, Ohio to the late William and Frosty Estella (Judy) Schriner. She moved to Ravenna with her family after she graduated from High School. She worked at the Ravenna Arsenal during WWII as a ammunition inspector, then went to Boeheckers College. Mary worked for the Portage County Auditors office till she retired in 1985. She then assisted her daughter with starting Johnston Catering LTD. Mary loved to cook, was an avid golf follower. Survivors include her daughter, Cynthia Anne Miles (Scott Bradford) of Ravenna, son, John H. (Deborah) miles III of Brady Lake, 2 grandchildren, Jeffrey Harcourt Miles of Stow, Ryan (Marsha) Miles of Northfield Center, sister O'Brien of Kent, sister-in-law, Alice Ross of Kent, many nieces and nephews her loving cat, Miles, and dog, Buck. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her loving husband, John H. Miles Jr., brother, Kenneth Ross, and pet dog, Murphy. Calling Hours will held from 1 - 2 PM Friday, September 27, 2013 at Grace Episcopal Church where the service will be held at 2:00 PM with Rev. Carol Evens will officiate the service. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery following the service. In lieu of flowers donation can be made to Vista Hospice, Vitas Hospice 600 East Granger Rd. Cleveland, Ohio 44131 or Portage County APL. Shorts Spicer Crislip Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements.
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My condolences for the Miles family and friends. Through the last 7 years in Ravenna where I was able to help this family with anything they needed, and it was sheer joy. It didn't matter whether it was empathy, compassion or help with their banking, it was my pleasure. Through the love of their mother Mary, and their father, John, their children will carry on their legacy. Great parenting brings forth great children. It was an honor to know Mary and an honor to continue with her children.