Leona Fraley, age 83, went home to be with the Lord on Nov. 22, 2012.
She was born Feb. 13, 1929 in White Rock, Pa. and moved to Lorain in 1954 with her husband, Herbert C. Fraley and their three small children.
Leona worked as a cook for 24 years for Clearview Schools. She loved cooking for Our Saviour Lutheran Church's commodity meals, caterings and Vacation Bible School for 25 years. She enjoyed bowling, ceramics, bus trips, all Clearview School activities, the Cleveland Indians and going to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren's activities.
Leona is survived by her three children, Marcia Fraley Harding, James H. Fraley Sr. (Brenda) and Janis Fraley Engle (Rusty). Ten grandchildren, Brian Romes, Deanna Romes Gregg (Jim), Dustin Engle (Lynn), Jessica Asberry Jackson (Marvin), David Repko, Erin Repko Allen (Andrew), Lea Susan Engle, James H. Fraley Jr. (Jene), Grant C. Engle and Emily Harding. She has 17 great-grandchildren; her sister, Donna Jean Tate; brother, Fred King (Rose) and sister-in-law, June King. She also leaves many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews and many dear friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 37 years, Herbert C. Fraley; her mother, Helen Trimbath and brothers, Vernon King Sr. and Charles King.
Visitation will be Tuesday, Nov. 27 from 3 to 8 p.m. at Walter A. Frey Funeral Home, 700 W. Erie Ave., Lorain Ohio. The funeral will be at First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 603 Washington Ave. Lorain, Ohio on Wednesday, Nov. 28 at 11 a.m. The Rev. Dr. Linwood H. Chamberlain Jr. and Rev. Jimmy W. Madsen will officiate.
Online condolences can be sent to www.freyfuneralhome.com.
The family suggests memorials go to First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 603 Washington Ave,, Lorain, OH 44052 or to The Clearview Educational Foundation 4700 Broadway Lorain OH 44052.