The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

April 7, 2014

Ella M. Swanson

Star Beacon

KINGSVILLE — Ella Mae (nee Smith) Swanson, age 76, of Ashtabula, passed away peacefully Saturday, April 5, 2014, at the Ashtabula County Nursing Home, surrounded by her loving family.

Ella was born August 21, 1937, in Indiana Co., Pa., the daughter of the late Sherrill and Bernice (Lowman) Smith. She graduated fromLawrence Park High School, in Erie, Pa. She then moved to Ashtabula where she had been a resident since 1965.

Ella worked as an office clerk at GE for many years. She enjoyed walking, shopping, listening to music, the color pink, and living the quiet life, but most of all she loved spending time with her family and friends.

She is survived by her sons, Mark (Lisa) Swanson of Oldsmar, Fla. and Michael (Donita) Swanson of Ashtabula, Ohio; daughter, Myra (Ken) Noble of Ashtabula; granddaughter, Mae Noble; brother, Clifford Smith of Erie, Pa.; and her dear and faithful friend of 30 years, Sandy Brace.

Ella was preceded in death by her longtime companion and soul mate, Lou Verdi; brother, Benjamin Smith; and her parents.

Funeral Services will be held 11 a.m., Tuesday, April 8th, at DUCRO FUNERAL SERVICES AND CREMATORY, 4524 Elm Ave., Ashtabula, with the Rev. David Hines, pastor of First Baptist Church of Kingsville, officiating. A private burial will take place at Lakeside Cemetery in Erie, Pa.

Calling Hours will be held Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the time of Service.

Should friends desire memorial contributions may be made in her name to Hospice of the Western Reserve, 1166 Lake Ave., Ashtabula, Ohio 44004.

The family would like to thank the staff of the Ashtabula County Nursing Home and the Hospice of the Western Reserve for all their care and support they offered caring for Ella.

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