Denise M. Belcher-Takacs (nee Shultzaberger), 59, of Elyria, passed away Thursday, July 11, 2013 at her home, following a long illness. Born in Cleveland, she was a resident of Elyria for the past seven years, moving from North Ridgeville, where she spent most of her life.
Denise worked as a Business Operations Manager for Ohio Rehabilitation Service Commission in Cleveland for 31 years, retiring in 2004. From 2004 to 2008 she worked as an Administrative Assistant for Magyar United Church of Christ in Elyria, where she was a member and involved with the Dorcus Guild. She enjoyed going on road trips with her family, crossword puzzles and playing Sudoku.
Survivors include her husband, Thomas; daughter, Lisa (Mike Miller) Belcher of Strongsville; son, Michael (Sarah) Belcher of Elyria; step daughters, Jennifer Martin and Julie (Adam) Cook, both of Elyria; grandchildren, Andrew Martin, Lucy and Chase Cook; brothers, William (Debbie) Shultzaberger, Randy (Cheryl) Shultzaberger; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Bill and Jeanne Shultzaberger.
Friends may call Monday, July 15, 2013 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M., at Bogner Family Funeral Home, 36625 Center Ridge Road, North Ridgeville. Service will be held Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at 11 A.M. in the funeral home. Reverend Alana Kelley will officiate. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Gardens, Avon.
Memorial contributions may be made to Magyar United Church of Christ, 6119 W. River Rd. South, Box 905, Elyria, OH 44036.