Mass of Christian Burial for Mary E. Leifer, 87, a resident of Mayfield Village since 1957, will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, February 13, 2014, at St. Mary Catholic Church, 242 N. State St., Painesville. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery.
Mrs. Leifer passed away February 7, 2014, at Aberdeen Crossings Assisted Living in Highland Hts.
She was born in Painesville on June 11, 1926.
Mary was a resident of Mayfield Village since 1957. She graduated with honors from Painesville High School and received a full scholarship to Seton Hill College. Her family owns Joughin Hardware Store in Painesville which has been in the family since 1877 where Mary worked in her early years. Mary also worked for General Electric at Nela Park in accounting.
Mary was a member of St. Francis of Assisi, the Mentor Harbor Yacht Club, several bridge clubs, and knitting and sewing clubs. Mary was independent, intelligent and had a quick wit and a great sense of humor. She enjoyed traveling including trips to North Africa, Europe, Central America and Asia.
She is survived by her son, David (wife Terry Harrak) of VA; and daughter Anne Leifer (husband Jared Nedzel) of MA.
She was preceed in death by her husband, Edward; parents, John and Edna (nee Seary) Joughin; brothers, John, Robert, Donald, Walter, and George Joughin; sisters, Evelyn Cull, and Marilyn Costanzo.
The family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Mary Thursday morning 10:00-10:30 a.m. at the church.
The family suggests contributions may be made in Mary's memory to the
Arrangements made by DeJohn-Flynn-Mylott Funeral Home of Willoughby Hills. For online obituaries, condolances, and order flowers at www.DeJohnCares.com