VIENNA, Ohio – Elsie Penelope Loveland, 90, of Vienna, Ohio, died peacefully on Sunday, November 20, 2016, with her family by her side at Garden Way Assisted Living, Hermitage, Pennsylvania.
Elsie was born the youngest of ten children on February 26, 1926, in Antelope, North Dakota, to the late Gustave and Christina (Rosin) Martell Heim.
Elsie was born in a German immigrant home and learned to speak English when she started first grade. Following high school, Elsie attended millinery school in California.
As a young woman, Elsie met Harry W. Loveland in Billings, Montana, whom she married on December 8, 1946. She was a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother.
She was an active member of the Vienna United Methodist Church and Vienna Senior Citizens Group.
In her younger years, she enjoyed camping, water skiing and she also enjoyed gardening and writing works of fiction. However, she was most passionate about political and world current events.
She will be sadly missed by her two daughters, Linda (John) Powers, of Stevenson, Washington and Nancy A. (Thomas) Kennedy, of Sharon, Pennsylvania; her son, Harry W. (Susan) Loveland, of Redondo Beach, California; ten grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.
Elsie was preceded in death on October 9 of this year by her husband and best friend of 70 years, Harry W. Loveland.
Besides her husband and parents, Elsie was also preceded in death by her siblings, Magdalena Brannon, Pauline Swecker, Fredrick Martell, George Martell, Christina Swecker, Marie Curry, Alida French, Emma Fyfe and Frieda Earl.
The family would like to thank the entire Garden Way Family for their love and care to both Elsie and Harry over the years.
Friends and family may call on Wednesday, November 23, 2016, from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Lane Family Funeral Homes, Madasz Chapel, 6923 Warren-Sharon Rd. Brookfield, Ohio, where a funeral service will immediately follow at 1:00 p.m.
Please visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com where you can leave condolences for the family.
Memorial donations may be directed to Vienna United Methodist Church, 4265 Warren Sharon Rd., Vienna, Ohio 44473.