JEFFERSON — Gloria (Mann) Lake, age 81, of Jefferson Courtyard, entered into eternal peace on Friday, March 14, 2014, at ACMC.
Gloria was born on August 12, 1932, in Longbeach, Calif., and was the daughter of Noble and Rachel (Graham) Mills. She had previously lived in Walterboro, S.C., for 22 years before moving back to Ashtabula to be with her family.
She worked for the Ashtabula City Schools as secretary at West Junior High School in the 1970’s and Hampton Street Elementary School in Walterboro, S.C., for many years. She worked with her late husband, Ted Lake of Walterboro, at Lake’s Welding Shop.
She loved reading, gardening, fishing, beaches and sunshine. She dedicated her life to her family. She never wavered in her lifelong devotion to her daughter, Jodi. She will be remembered for her strength, compassion, generosity and love.
She is survived by her children, Sandy Mann of Mt. Pleasant, S.C., Jodi Mann of Jefferson, Clark and Kevin Mann, both of Ashtabula and Traci (Jim) Lister of Ashtabula; grandchildren, Sarah (Jon) Kloboves of Farmdale, Ohio, Shannon (Shane) Markel of Dorset, Josh Jacobs of Eastlake, Jared Jacobs of Seattle, Wash., Ryan Mann of Seattle Wash., Katie Mann of Lebanon, Ohio, and Alexis Lister of Ashtabula; and two great-grandchildren, Ellie and Emily Markel.
Memorial Services will be held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, March 19th, at DUCRO FUNERAL HOME, 4524 Elm Ave., Ashtabula, Ohio.
DUCRO FUNERAL SERVICES AND CREMATORY, 4524 Elm Ave., Ashtabula, Ohio, is in charge of arrangements. Obituary and condolences at www.ducro.com and starbeacon.com.