Mary Ellen (Lovejoy)
"Always & Forever"
Mary Ellen (Lovejoy) Stanley, age 81, passed away peacefully Thursday, February 20, 2014, at her home with her loving family by her side.
She was born March 31, 1932, in Kimberly, West Virginia, to parents William M. and Pearl M. (Dolin) Lovejoy. Mary was affectionately known as "Sis." She worked at Norton Company for several years and retired from Maplewood Care Centre. Her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren were her world. Mary's greatest gift was to rock every one of the grand and great-grandchildren in her arms.
She is survived by her children, son: Lonzo (Flo) Stanley, Jr. of Niles, daughters: Janie (Bob) Willyard Overdorf of Kent and Connie (Richard) Workman of Ravenna; grandchildren: Laura (Gary Houston) Overdorf, Mary (Levar Bland) Overdorf, Jennifer (Robert Trimble) Stanley, Lonzo (Sandra) Stanley III, Jody Oden, Todd Workman, and Christopher Workman. Mary's memory will also be cherished by her great-grandchildren: Anthony, Ashley, Summer, Zackary, Timothy, Rickie, Ryan, Jentsen, Sebastian, Austin, Logan, Jacob, McKenzie, Christian, and Katelynn. She is also survived by her brothers: Brownie (Martha) Lovejoy of Ravenna, Kenny (Sandy) Lovejoy of Ravenna, and Johnny Lovejoy of Newton Falls; sister-in-law: Joyce Lovejoy of Newton Falls; son-in-law: Timothy Lee Overdorf; as well as many loving nieces and nephews, her childhood best friend Phyllis (Raymond) Atha of Turner, Oregon, and her constant feline companion "Honey."
Mary was preceded in death by her parents, her loving husband of 52 years Lonzo Stanley Sr. in 2002, her brothers: Rev. Everett (Geneva) Lovejoy, Harry (Emogene) Lovejoy, Rexford Lovejoy, William (Opal) Lovejoy, and Frankie (Sadie) Lovejoy.
Special thanks to her loving granddaughters, Mary her caregiver for taking such good care of her, Laura for getting her everything she ever needed, wanted and staying nights with her, Jennifer her personal shopper for her day, Jody with the special bond she had since she was born, as well as Dr. Prestegaard and nurse Amanda, Clear Path Home Agency with Hospice nurse Vickie.
Friends will be received Wednesday, February 26, 2014, from 5:00 -- 8:00 PM at the Wood-Kortright-Borkoski Funeral Home, 703 E. Main St., Ravenna, where funeral services will be officiated by Pastor Philip Burbridge at 12:00 PM on Thursday. Interment will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery.
Condolences and memories may be shared at www.wood-kortright-borkoski.com.
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