WARREN, Ohio – Blenda Faye Morrell, 86, went home to be with the Lord Monday morning, October 23, 2017 at Antonine Village in North Jackson, Ohio.
Blenda was born on August 19, 1931 in Philippi, West Virginia, a daughter of the late Seymore and Sylvia (Burner) Daugherty.
She graduated from Barber County High School at the age of 16 in 1947.
Shortly after high school, she married her husband William R. Morrell on August 19, 1949 and started their family together.
She worked at Ohio Lamp after school until she retired and also owned Two Bill’s Tavern in Warren.
She was a member of Mineral Ridge Church of Christ.
She loved to play music, played several instruments and taught many people how to play the guitar. Blenda and Bill often listened to local musicians and supported them throughout their lives together. She also had a love for nature and enjoyed going camping with her family. She loved to write poetry and made sure that everyone who received a card received a special poem inside. While working at Ohio Lamp she bowled in many Ohio Lamp Company Leagues. She had a passion for people and genuinely cared for everyone she new. She often opened her home to anyone that needed help and always put others needs before her own.
Blenda will be deeply missed by her children, Robert (Diane) Morrell of Boardman and Diane (Mike) Serbin of Lordstown and her grandchildren, Katelynn, Bob, Megan and Kristin Morrell, Joshua and Dustin (Amber) Serbin and William Morrell III.
Besides her parents, she joins her beloved husband, William R. Morrell, who passed away on August 15, 1997; her son, William R. Morrell Jr.; her sisters, Margaret, Lillian, Josephine, Norma Jean, Juanita and Dorothy and her brothers, Seymour, Lloyd and Burt.
A funeral service for Blenda will be held on Friday, October 27, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Mineral Ridge Church of Christ.
Friends and family may visit from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at Lane Family Funeral Homes – Niles Chapel and one hour prior to services at the church on Friday, October 27 from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Burial will take place at Pineview Memorial Park where she will be laid to rest next to her husband.
Family and friends may send their heartfelt condolences by visiting www.lanefuneralhomes.com.
A television tribute will air Thursday, October 26 at the following approximate times:
6:41 a.m. WYTV and 8:41 a.m. MyYTV and 9:58 a.m. on FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.