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M. Earlene Moreland

M. Earlene MorelandM. Earlene Moreland, age 85, of 10 N. Smith Street, Dellroy, OH, died Wednesday night, Feb 22, 2012, in the Bowerston Hills Health and Rehabilitation Center following a two-month illness.

Born May 28, 1926, in Steubenville, and was the daughter of the late John Earl and Mabel J. McIntire Gartrell.

She was a retired employee of the Timken Company in Canton where she worked as a quality auditor from 1967 until 2004.  She was previously employed at The Scio Pottery from 1959 until 1967.

She was a 1944 graduate of the former Dellroy High School where she was class salutatorian and a cheerleader.  Earlene had attended the University of Akron School of Nursing and enrolled in many various adult education classes at Kent State University Tuscarawas Campus throughout her adult life. She attended Dellroy Church of the Nazarene.  Earlene worked part-time for many years at Atwood Lake Marina West, a job she relished because she liked to socialize with the regular customers.  She was an avid reader and took great pleasure in visiting with her family and her many Dellroy area friends.

She is survived by her five sons, Clyde W. "Skip" Dever III of Seattle, WA, Dennis G. "Bud" Dever of Tallmadge, OH, Glen W. "Dink" (Shawn) Moreland, Jr., of Bowerston, OH., Jon E. Moreland of Dellroy, and Craig A. Moreland of Canton, OH; two brothers, Albert (Rosemond) Gartrell of Lancaster, OH, and John E. Gartrell of Baltimore, MD, eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, Glen W. Moreland, Sr., whom she married May 1, 1954, and who died Oct. 30, 2001, she was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Frances Charlebois.

A memorial service will be conducted March 3 at 1 p.m. in Baxter-Gardner Funeral Home at Sherrodsville with Pastor Dave Kessell officiating.  Earlene chose to have her remains donated to The Ohio State University Department of Anatomy in Columbus. The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Greater East Ohio Chapter, 70 West Streetsboro St., Hudson, OH  44236.  To leave an online condolence message, visit www.baxtergardner.com.

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