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Obituary

Georgia Anton (1923 - 2013)

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Georgia Anton, 90, of Wellington, died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013.
She was born Jan. 23, 1923 to William and Margaret Birckline of Elyria. Georgia graduated from Elyria High School in 1940 and from St. Vincent Charity Hospital in Cleveland with her RN in 1943.
She married William Anton in 1947 and resided in Cleveland until moving to Wellington in 1972.
She worked as director of nursing for the Elms Nursing Home until her retirement in 1987.
Georgia was an active parishioner as eucharistic minister at St. Patrick Church. Every Thursday, she could be found working as the bus dispatcher for RSVP until her recent health decline. She leaves behind many good friends whose friendships she cherished.
She is survived by her daughter, Annie Konkler (Sal Gurreri); grandchildren Bryan (Darcy), Mark (Kristi), and Molly Merryman (James); great-grandchildren Autumn, Dylan, Nathanial, and Samantha; sister, Nina Osborne; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill; parents, William and Margaret; and other family and friends.
Special thanks to her niece Marie Osborne, sister Nina, and nephew Jim Anton for being there daily for comfort and assistance. Also, thanks to Michelle Naylor for her special companionship and to New Life Hospice for their invaluable care.
Services were held Sunday, Feb. 10 at Norton-Eastman Funeral Home, Wellington.
A Mass of Christian burial was held Monday, Feb. 11 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, followed by interment at Greenwood Cemetery, Wellington.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 512 North Main St., Wellington, OH 44090; New Life Hospice, 3500 Kolbe Rd., Lorain, OH 44053; or a charity of the donor's choice.
Condolences may be expressed online at www.norton-eastmanfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Wellington Enterprise on Feb. 14, 2013
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