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Luella K. "Lou" DeMarco

Luella K. "Lou" DeMarcoLuella K. "Lou" DeMarco, age 85, formerly of Sherrodsville, (Sunset Valley) died Wednesday morning, March 17, 2010, in Vitas Innovative Hospice Care facility at Dayton after an extended illness.

Born June 13, 1924, in Massillon, she was the daughter of the late Russell A. and Loretta A. Durant Harsch. 

Owning a long and varied work history, Lou was employed in the business office of Massillon Steel Casting, and had worked in the payroll department of Enterprise Aluminum Company before she left to become a registered nurse.  She was then employed at Dayton Veteran's Hospital and Massillon City Hospital.  She then enlisted in the Army during the Korean War as a Second Lieutenant where she served in the Army Nurse Corps while stationed in Anchorage, AK.  After she was discharged from the service, she was employed as a registered nurse at Carroll Healthcare Center in Carrollton.  Lou was a 1942 graduate of Massillon Washington High School.

She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Terry (Denise) Childress of Beaver Creek, Mrs. Gary (Debora) Spencer of Hartville, Mrs. Byron (Dianna) Fairclough of Carrollton, and and Mrs. Dana (Lorraine) Yentzer of Tuscon, AZ; five grandchildren, and a brother, Ralph Harsch of Massillon.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Loretta Jean DeMarco;; a son, Dennis DeMarco, and four sisters, Bernadette "Sis" Harsch, Evelyn Porter, Jean Froelich, and Jeanette Dunnie.

A public graveside service was conducted March 22 in Sherrodsville Memorial Gardens where the combined Carroll County units of the D.A.V., V.F.W., and American Legion provided military honors, with interment following.  Rev. Gary Spencer officiated funeral services March 21 in Baxter-Gardner Funeral Home at Sherrodsville.  The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the DeMarco Adolescent Fund, c/o Akron Children's Hospital, One Perkins Square, Akron,  44308.  To leave an online condolence, visit www.baxtergardner.com.

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