Mary Morrell, 92

Published 9:30pm Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Mary Morrell, 92
Born: Aug. 23, 1920
Died: Aug. 28, 2012

Mary Elizabeth Morrell, 92, of Niles, died Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012, at Woodland Terrace in Niles following a brief illness.

She was born Aug. 23, 1920, in Woodworth, Ohio, to Oliver and Vida (Seidner) Dressel.

Mary graduated from Boardman High School in 1938. On July 16, 1944 in Youngstown, Ohio, she married G. Arthur “Art” Morrell, who preceded her in death Jan. 15, 2007. In 1968, the family moved to Niles. Since then, Mary was a long-standing member and active volunteer at Wesley United Methodist Church in Niles. She volunteered at the former Powating Hospital Coffee Bar, was treasurer with Love Inc. and played bridge.

Mary is survived by her daughter, Marjorie Berkheiser of Mishawaka, Ind.; sons, Jeffery A. (Dorian) Morrell of Pt. Jefferson Station, N.Y., Ned O. (Linda) Morrell of Batavia, Ohio, Gary A. (Carol) Morrell; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Along with husband Art, she is preceded in death by brother, Oliver Dressel, and sister, Julia Freeberg.

The funeral service for Mary Elizabeth Morrell will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, at the Wesley United Methodist Church with the Rev. Cathi Huvaere of the church officiating. Burial will follow at Silverbrook Cemetery, Niles.

The family will receive relatives and friends on Friday at the Halbritter Funeral Home, Niles from 5 to 8 p.m.

Contributions in memory of Mary may be made to Wesley United Methodist Church, Niles.

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