Georgella Rothacker Ray (nee Deck), 93, of Elyria, formerly of Cincinnati, passed away peacefully Wednesday, September 19, 2012, in her home. She was born March 23, 1919 in Cincinnati, and has been a resident of Elyria since 2000.
She was formerly employed as an interior decorator with Callico Corners in Cincinnati. She enjoyed playing bridge, golf and painting with watercolors and spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Georgella is survived by a daughter, Ruth L. (Larry) Russ of Elyria; grandchildren, Scott (Shelly) Russ, Jason (Ginger) Russ, April (Stephan) Schlegelmilch, Rob (Deanne) and Mike (Marcie) Fitzpatrick; and 15 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Ralph Rothacker in 1996; second husband, James Ray; brother, William B. (Sylvia) Deck in 1991; and parents, William H. and Eva May (nee Fisher) Deck.
A funeral service will be 11:30 A.M., Friday, September 21, 2012 at Epiphany United Methodist Church, 6635 Loveland-Miamiville Rd., Loveland, with Pastors Scott and Jason Russ officiating. Burial will be in Rest Haven Memorial Park, Cincinnati.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice, P.O. Box 10086, Toledo, OH 43699-0086. Dicken Funeral Home, Elyria, handled arrangements.
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