She was a graduate of Elyria District Catholic High School with the first graduating class in 1953. She was a homemaker who enjoyed crocheting and sewing.
She is survived by one daughter, Tammy Welch of Elyria; one son, Michael Novak (Sharon) of Grafton; two granddaughters, Meghan Novak and Elizabeth Baker (Dane); and one grandson, Brennan Novak. Also surviving are one sister, Elizabeth Mitchell of Elyria; and one brother James Novak of Biloxi, Mississippi.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Nicholas Novak in 2006.
Friends will be received at the Reichlin Roberts Funeral Home, 327 Cleveland Street, Elyria, on Thursday, January 3, 2013 from 5 to 8 P.M. Closing prayers will be on Friday, January 4, 2013 in the funeral home at 9:30 A.M. followed by Mass at St. Jude Catholic Church, 590 Poplar Street, Elyria, at 10 A.M. The Reverend Father Frank P. Kosem, Pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Elyria.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 10501 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH.