Vira Mae Ackelson

Vira Mae Ackelson
Vira Mae Ackelson, 85, of Malvern, passed away Sunday, Nov. 7, 2010 at Canton Christian Home. Vira was born in Oakfield, Ohio on July 9, 1925, the daughter of the late William Howard and Sarah (Dawson) Fortney. She was a member of First Christian Church of Malvern, Mayola Club and the Minerva Mother of Twins Club. She was the Operator Services Manager for General Telephone in Minerva.
Vira is survived by five daughters, Judy Hagan of Houston, Texas, Marsha (David) Christian of Dallas, Texas, Kim (Kevin) Grimes of Uniontown, Brenda (Mark) Renicker of Paris, Dr. Alissa (Jeff) Ackelson-Klein of Pickerington; a son, Allen (Jennifer) Ackelson of Woodbridge, Va.; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Lois Whittington of Malvern, and Rosalie Weaver of Lancaster, Ohio. She is preceded in death by her husband, Herman Ackelson in 2000; brothers, George and Carl Fortney; sisters, Loretta King and Loraine McClintock.
Funeral services will be held at the First Christian Church of Malvern, at 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 12, 2010 with Mr. George Keralis officiating. Calling hours will be held Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Deckman-Bartley Funeral Home, Malvern. Burial will be in Bethlehem Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Canton Christian Home, 2550 Cleveland Ave. NW, Canton, OH 44709. Friends unable to attend may register online at our website:

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Deckman-Bartley Funeral Home - Malvern
434 West Main Street  Malvern, OH 44644
(330) 863-0441

Published in The Repository on Nov. 9, 2010