Barbara "Meme" Szczepanski (Spanski), 78, of Grafton, passed away Tuesday, March 18, 2014, in University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center, following a short illness. She was born December 23, 1935, in Grafton and was a lifelong resident.
Miss Spanski was an autistic child and enjoyed drawing in her younger years. She attended the Murray Ridge Adult Activity Center and will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
She is survived by her sisters, Beverly Koutsopoulos of LaGrange, Sheryl (Gary) Burgess of Grafton, Lynel (Tom) Horne of Hudson, New Hampshire, Lynette Boley of Wakeman; and her brother, Lee (Laura) Szczepanski of Litchfield.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Evelyn Spanski; brother, Joseph Szczepanski; and her sister, Nancy Hearn.
Friends may call Sunday, March 23, 2014, from 5 until 8 P.M., in the Blackburn-Duke Funeral Home, 1021 Main St., Grafton, where funeral services will be held Monday, March 24, 2014, at 11 A.M., with Pastor Tim Mayo, of the Midview Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Nesbett Cemetery, Grafton Township.
The family requests that memorial donations be made to the Murray Ridge Activities Center, 1091 Infirmary Rd., Elyria, OH 44035.