Catherine Rosella “Kay” Elbert (nee Fisher), 91, of Vermilion and formerly of Berlin Heights and Elyria, passed away Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at Kingston of Vermilion, following a brief illness. She was born February 23, 1923 in Wilkinburg, Pennsylvania and was an Elyria resident for 62 years, moving to Berlin Heights in 2002.
Kay was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Elyria and attended St. Peter Catholic Church in Huron. Mrs. Elbert enjoyed reading, travel excursions, playing cards and bingo.
Survivors include her daughters, Susan Medina of Berlin Heights and Roberta “Robin” (Gary) Alheit of Elyria; son, Robert J. Elbert, Jr. (Linda) of Elyria; daughter-in-law, Christine Cousino Elbert of Fort White, Florida; nine grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Robert J. Elbert, Sr. in 2003; son, James Henry Elbert; parents, Henry and Agnes (nee Mower); sisters, Margaret Fisher, Agnes Goehring, Henrietta Lord, Margaret “Peg” Lauffer, Anna Mae Myers, Frances R. Peters and Louise Dorothy Klass; brothers, Francis William Fisher and James Henry Fisher.
The family will receive friends Tuesday, September 2, 2014 from 4 to 7 P.M. at the Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 384765 Chestnut Ridge Rd. (at State Rt. 57), Elyria. Closing prayers will be Wednesday, September 3, 2014 in the funeral home, followed by a 10 A.M. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary Church, 320 Middle Ave., Elyria. The Reverend Father Charles Diedrick, Pastor, will be the Celebrant. Burial will be at St. Mary Cemetery, Elyria.
Memorial contributions can be made to Stein Hospice, 1200 Sycamore Lane, Sandusky, OH 44870.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.laubenthalmercado.com