AVON LAKE - Garland M. Mapel (nee Fresh), 89, of Avon Lake, passed away Sunday, January 26, 2014, at the Anchor Lodge Nursing Home in Lorain.
Garland was born January 20, 1925, in Pennsylvania, the daughter of the late John and Lucy Fresh (nee Becker), and was the oldest of eight children.
Mrs. Mapel was a homemaker, and enjoyed her family and volunteering at her church and surrounding communities.
Mrs. Mapel is survived by her children, Pamela (Jim) Weinman, Candice (Frank) Baird, Sherry (Jim) Strait, Michael Mapel and Janette (Rich) Harsar; 12 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley.
Friends may call at the Busch Funeral Home, 163 Avon-Belden Road, Avon Lake, from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, January 28, and from 10 a.m. until time of services at 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 29. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens in Avon.
Memorials may be forwarded to Mercy New Life Hospice, 3500 Kolbe Road, Lorain, OH 44053. 440-933-3202
Busch Funeral and Crematory Services
163 Avon-Belden Road Avon Lake, OH 44012
Published in www.morningjournal.com on Jan. 27, 2014