Laurie was a bartender at the Holiday Inn in Fairlawn and Best Western in Medina for 20 years. She was also employed as a banking associate at FirstMerit Bank for over 10 years. Laurie loved crossword puzzles, her front porch and garden. She enjoyed traveling to casinos.
Laurie is survived by her beloved husband, Victor A., to whom she was married 50 years; loving son, Victor E. Sumney; dear siblings, Thomas Knuff and Karen Zilko; surrogate daughter, Kim Szerpicki; best friends, Rosemary Zimmer and Donna Bartos; nieces and nephews and many other friends and neighbors. She will be greatly missed by her faithful companion, Asta.
Along with her parents, she is preceded in death by her precious daughter, Phaedra Sumney and brother, Michael Knuff.
The family will receive friends Monday, August 25, 2014, from 4 until 7 P.M., at Waite & Son Funeral Home, 765 N. Court St, Medina. A time of sharing will follow at 7 P.M., with Laurie’s favorite nephew, Jim Zilko, officiating. Private burial will be held at York Township Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of Medina County, 5075 Windfall Road, Medina, OH 44256 or the York-Erhart Fire Dept., 6609 Norwalk Rd., Medina 44256.