TOLEDO - - Ann Miniwegen Lacksonen, age 69, of Toledo, Ohio, passed away Monday, July 16, 2007, after an uncontrolled infection took her life. She had survived over two years with stage 4 lung cancer.
Ann was a graduate of Ashtabula High School; had a bachelor's degree in education from The Ohio State University; and had taught kindergarten.
She was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority and was honored with the Founders Alumni Award. Ann was a member of the Maumee Valley Herb Society and had served as an Elder for Christ Presbyterian Church in Toledo.
She enjoyed hiking, skiing, gardening and cooking, and hand-bell ringing.
She is survived by her 103-year-old mother, Ann of Toledo, Ohio; her husband, Jim; four children, Thomas of Menomonie, Wis., Todd of Columbus, Ohio, Ted of Miami, Fla., and daughter, Trina Damas, of Columbus, Ohio; and brother, Jim of Columbus, Ohio. Also surviving are seven grandchildren.
There will be a Memorial Service at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 21, 2007, at Christ Presbyterian Church in Toledo.
ALICE L. GRAY
PAINESVILLE - - Alice L. Gray, age 84, a resident of Painesville, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, July 17, 2007, at Lake West Hospital in Willoughby.
Born August 5, 1922, in Ashtabula, Ohio, she was a daughter of the late Richard B. and Mary (Swanson) Hewitt.
She enjoyed crocheting, knitting, craftwork, ceramics, playing cards, and cooking. She treasured the time spent with her family.
Survivors include two daughters, Janice Burke and Mary (Gene) Mucciarone, both of Painesville; three grandchildren, Mary (Michael) Pepp, John (fiancée, Melissa Tloczynski) Mucciarone, and Michael (fiancée, Tracy Miller) Mucciarone; and two great-grandchildren, George and Abigail.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert "Dan" Gray in 1984; her parents; three brothers, Sam, Norman, and John Hewitt; and three sisters, Marian Severa, Delta Pearson, and Ellen McKean.
Funeral Service will be 11 a.m. on Friday, July 20, 2007, at the SPEAR-MULQUEENY FUNERAL HOME, 667 Mentor Ave., Painesville, Ohio. Burial will be in Mentor Cemetery.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 19, 2007, at the Funeral Home.