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September 17, 2013

Mary Lou Roloson

AUSTINBURG — Mary Lou (Fritts) Roloson, age 85, of Austinburg, Ohio, died Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, at Austinburg Nursing and Rehab Center. 

Formerly of Chardon, Ashtabula, Westerville and Frankfort, Ohio, her profession was a secretary; ACJVS, Otterbein College, North American Aviation, Columbus General Depot, Battelle Memorial Institute and Ohio Finance.

She was a 1946 graduate of South High School, Columbus, Ohio. She was a former member of Central College Presbyterian Church and First Assembly of God in Ashtabula.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Stella Edith (Gephart) and William Elliot Fritz; sister, Mayme Dills; husband of 51 years, Robert Whiting Roloson; and grandson, Eric Shawn Roloson.

Survivors include her children, Debby (Roloson) Ennis, Kathi Roloson and Mark Roloson; grandchildren, Josh (Ciara) Roloson, Tianna Ennis, Cathia Ennis, Aristi Ennis, Alex Ennis (fiancée: Alyssa Parker) and Tessa Roloson; and three great-grandchildren, Jacob Sherlock, Gabriella Ennis and Isadora Ennis.

She and her husband were proud members of Orbiting Squares, The Crystal Cathedral, Thousand Trails Camping, Coast to Coast Camping (making it to 47 states), Lake Farm Park and Holden Arboretum. She was a Camp Fire Girls Leader and volunteer at ACMC and a member of Chardon Senior Center and The Red Hat Society.

With her husband they built a 15 room home. Her hobbies were many: She was an avid movie buff, reader, loved camping, gardening, corresponding, writing her stories, sewing, knitting, playing cards and games, crocheting, bead making and Iris paperfolding cards. She enjoyed teaching and sharing all of these with others.

Funeral Service will be held 12 p.m., Noon, Friday, Sept. 20th, at The Ellsworth Chapel, Central College Presbyterian Church, 975 South Sunbury Road, Westerville, Ohio, with visitation one hour prior to service. Joe Bohanan officiating. Interment Blendon Central Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Pleasant Hill Home, 13211 Aquilla Road, Chardon, Ohio 44024 (her former residence of 10 years) and Hospice of the Western Reserve, 1166 Lake Ave., Ashtabula, Ohio 44004.

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