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O. Jean Sholaya

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O. Jean Sholaya

MANSFIELD: O. Jean Sholaya, 82, of Mansfield passed away April 27, 2013 at Crystal Care Center.

Jean was born in Mansfield May 7, 1930 to Frank H. and Beulah E. Davies Gilbert. She worked for 32 years at Therm-o-disc and was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church where she sang in the choir. Jean was also a member of AmVets Post #26 and Daughters of Isabella. In her spare time, Jean enjoyed reading and crocheting.

Jean is survived by a step-daughter Marilyn (Dean) Yeager of Mansfield; Step-daughter-in-law Nancy Sholaya of Mansfield; 4 step-grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters: Thelma Booker of Texarkana, TX, Dorothy Davies of Delaware, OH; many special nieces, nephews & special friends from work and school.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husband Nicholas W. Sholaya, son Gary L. Sholaya, step-son Gary E. Sholaya, brothers Frank Gilbert Sr., David Gilbert, and Robert Gilbert, sisters Evelyn Edwards and Margaret Kochiser.

A graveside service will be held Wednesday at 3:00pm in Mansfield Memorial Park. A memorial mass in Jean's honor will take place at 8:15am, September 20, 2013 at St. Peter's Catholic Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter's Adult Choir or the Msgr. Edward C. Dunn Foundation for Education.

Herlihy-Chambers Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.


Published in the News Journal on Apr. 30, 2013
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