KINGSVILLE — Myrtle J. Forbes-Rocco, age 97, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at the Ashtabula County Nursing Home.
Born in Andover, Ohio, on Sept. 17, 1915, the daughter of the late Clark and Mae (Irons) Mullen. She graduated from Rowe High School, and later married James Forbes.
Myrtle lived in Albion, Pa. for many years where she was a member of Grace United Methodist Church. At the church, she served as chairman of the flower committee, and worked as the head cook for the daycare center. She was also a member of the Order of the Easter Star Chapter 22, and the women of the Moose. Myrtle also worked as head cook at Camp Sherwin in Lake City, Pa. She was involved in girl scouting, and was an avid bowler and golfer, playing in many leagues in Albion, Pa. and Conneaut, Ohio.
She is survived by her loving children, Connie (Bill) Cooper of Monroe Township, Ohio and William (Charlene) Forbes of Steamboat Springs, Colo.; her grandchildren, Heather (Mark) Kubasak, Spenzer (Charlie) Forbes and David (Stacy) Forbes; and seven great-grandchildren, Attie, Lainy, Annika, Jack, Emma and Katie Forbes, and Chase Kubasak.
Myrtle was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands, James Forbes and John Rocco; and granddaughter, Anna Kay Forbes.
At her request, there will be no calling hours observed. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.
THOMPSON-SMITH-NESBITT FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES, 345 Main St., Conneaut, is handling arrangements. Obituary and condolences at www.thompsonsmithnesbitt.com and starbeacon.com.