Sophie S. McArtor (nee Skok), 89, of Elyria, passed away Monday, August 26, 2013, at Keystone Pointe in LaGrange, following a brief illness. She was born July 21, 1924, in Elyria, and was a lifelong Elyria resident.
Sophie was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Elyria, the Altar and Rosary Society of the church, the Catholic Daughters of America, Elyria Women’s Club, and a honorary member of the Elyria United Polish Club Ladies Auxiliary. She also served as a reading aide at the Elyria Public Library since 1966 and was a volunteer at EMH Healthcare.
Survivors include her daughters, Christine McArtor (Tom Gallagher) of South Amherst, Maureen (Bill) Foss of Port Charlotte, Florida, Colleen McArtor (Scott Thompson) of Belmont, Massachusetts, Kathleen (Daniel) Finelli of Solon, and Mary (Eric) Smith of Bloomington, Indiana; son, Matthew (Janine) McArtor of Cincinnati; 12 grandchildren; sisters, Jeanne Walend of Elyria and Sally (Raymond) Hildebrandt of Grafton; sister-in-law, Jan Skok of Amherst.
She was preceded in death her husband, Bernard “Bun” McArtor in 1998; sister, Florence Grezenda; and brother, John Skok.
There will be no visitation. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, August 29, 2013, 10 A.M., at St. Mary Church, 320 Middle Ave., Elyria. (Please meet at church). The Reverend Father Charles Diedrick, Pastor, will be the Celebrant. Burial will be at St. Mary Cemetery, Elyria.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the VNA Hospice, 2500 East 22nd St., Cleveland, OH. 44115-9908, or to the Elyria Catholic High School Endowment Fund, 725 Gulf Rd., Elyria.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Elyria, 38475 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Elyria.