She earned a Bachelor Degree in Education from Marshall University, and was a retired school teacher. Erda loved playing with her grandchildren, travel, cooking and sewing. Survivors include four sons, Melvin O. Romans, John L. Romans, Wade E. Romans, Steven V. Romans; and a daughter, Jacqlyn Whisenhunt. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren; and several great grandchildren.
Erda was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Jack E.; her parents; a sister; and a brother.
Friends may call 4 until 7 P.M., Tuesday, February 19, 2013, at The Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 38475 Chestnut Ridge Rd. (at State Rt. 57), Elyria (440)322-4626, where funeral services will be at 10 A.M., Wednesday, February 20, 2013. Reverend Don Whitecar, Associate Pastor of Southwest Baptist Church in Brunswick, will officiate. Burial will be at Resthaven Memory Gardens in Avon.