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Rev. Elaine Dutton

A service celebrating the life of Rev. Elaine Dutton was held Jan. 21 at Poland Presbyterian Church with Reverands Dr. David Gilbert and Dr. Robert Hoover officiating. 

Elaine died in an automobile accident Tuesday evening, Jan. 17, 2012.

Born Oct. 11, 1980, in Youngstown, she was the daughter of Bradley and Rev. Bonnie (Turnovsky) Dutton.

Elaine graduated from Boardman High School in 1999 where she had been in the band as a flute player, ran cross country and track winning the Spirit Award four years in high school and was president of the Latin Club. After graduation she attended The Ohio State University graduating with a bachelor's degree in Classics, specializing in Latin and Greek. She was a Girl Scout in Troop 699, earning her Silver Award and was top cookie seller for two years.

In 2007 Elaine graduated from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity. She was serving as Pastor of New Harrisburg Presbyterian Church and was a member of Muskingum Valley Presbytery.  Her Ordination was Sept. 25, 2011, in the Poland Church and she was installed as Pastor at New Harrisburg Oct. 9, 2011.  She was also employed by JoAnn Fabrics in Boardman. Elaine's call to ministry was nurtured by the members of Poland Presbyterian Church.

Her joyful spirit will be missed by her parents; grandmother, Doris Turnovsky; uncles, Terence and Gordon (JoAnn) Turnovsky, and Gary (Sylvia) and Mark Dutton; many friends, co-workers and faithful cat, Annabelle.

Elaine was an avid OSU fan attending the 2002 Championship game in Tempe, AZ., faithful Bengals fan and Scrappers supporter.

She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Otto Turnovsky and grandparents, Jay and Shirley Dutton.

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