Luanne M. Conrad, 83, of Elyria, passed away Friday, December 27, 2013, in EMH Healthcare, after a long illness. She was born October 16, 1930, in Shock, West Virginia and lived in Elyria since August of 1953.
Mrs. Conrad was a member of the North Ridgeville Church of Christ, where she was a Bible Class teacher. She was a Normantown High School graduate, a graduate of Glenville State College and earned her Master’s Degree from West Virginia University. She had retired 1980 from Elyria City Schools, where she was a teacher and a reading supervisor. She also taught school in Gilmer County, West Virginia at the Rosedale, Cub Fork and Laurel Run Schools. She enjoyed sewing, organizing family reunions and, for the last 20 years, wrote the family almanac.
She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Carl Conrad; daughters, Sue (Jerry) Farley of Brandon, Mississippi, Jill (Todd) Spriestersbach of Grafton; grandchildren, Jerry, Jr, Josh (Ann Marie), Jesse, Seth (Alicia), Michelle (Paul), Daniel (Liz), and Ashley. Survivors also include great-grandchildren, Taylor, Andrew, Kate and Trey.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Grover and Oe Miller; and 13 loving brothers and sisters.
Friends may call Sunday, Decemeber 29, 2013, from 3 until 6 P.M., in the Blackburn-Duke Funeral Home, 1021 Main St., Grafton. Additional visitation will be Monday, December 30, 2013, from 9:30 A.M., until time of services at 10:30 A.M., with Terry Sanders and Gene Miller officiating. Mrs. Conrad will then be taken to the Ellyson Mortuary in Glenville, West Virginia for visitation Thursday, January 2, 2014, followed by a graveside service in the Oak Grove Cemetery, Normantown, West Virginia.