Elsie Kelble, age 97, of Berlin Heights, passed away on September 21, 2012. She died peacefully in the home she and her husband Ralph "Butch" shared all their married life.
Elsie, (nee Kishman), was born on May 17, 1915 in Lorain, grew up in Vermilion, graduated from Vermilion High School in 1932 and then lived and worked in Cleveland until moving to Berlin Heights.
Her life was one of service to her family, friends, church and community. Elsie was an active member of Lakeview United Methodist Church in Berlin Heights, a founding member of the Berlin Heights Fire Debs, a PTA member and Room Mother at Berlin Local School for over 20 years, Girl Scout Leader, member of the Pythian Sisters, and was named Berlin Heights Citizen of the Year in 2004.
She is survived by her three children Barbara (Ed) Butcher, of Solon, Richard (Lisa) Kelble, of Huron, and Joan (Bud) Hughes, of Fort Worth, TX, three grandchildren, Christine (Matt) McClester, Sondra (Derek) Johnson, and Bryan (Angela) Hughes, and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband Ralph "Butch", her parents Charles and Anna (Kropp) Kishman, a brother Charles, sisters Alma Bradley, and Ruth Ruetnik, and a son-in-law Ed Butcher.
Friends may call on Sunday September 23, from 5:00 to 7:00 at the Morman-Hinman-Tanner Funeral Home, 38 South Street, Berlin Heights. Services will be held on Monday, September 24, at 11:00 am at the Lakeview United Methodist Church, 6 South Street in Berlin Heights. Pastor Dick Kretchmar will be officiating. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery.
Online condolences may be left at mormanfuneralhome.com
The family appreciates the kind support they have received and request that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the charity of your choice.