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July 23, 2012

Ella Mae Yahner

LORAIN BOROUGH — YAHNER – Ella Mae, 80, Lorain Borough, passed away late Saturday, July 21, 2012, at Memorial Medical Center, surrounded by her family. Born Aug. 26, 1931, in Nicktown, to the late Francis Henry and Mary Ann (Weiland) Springer. Ella was a member of St. Benedict Catholic Church, Geistown, and was retired from GTE. In addition to her parents, Ella was preceded in death by her husband, William R. Yahner; son, Christopher Guy Yahner; and brother, Valentine Henry Springer. Survived by son, Michael B. Yahner, and girlfriend, Diana R. Lazarchik; daughter, Susan Marie Nolan, and husband, Raymond G. Nolan, with grandchildren, Christina Marie Nolan, Scott Raymond and Jacob Matthew Nolan; and son, Brian W. Yahner, with grandson, Bradley William Yahner; brothers and sisters, Mary Imelda Eschenfelder, Middleburg Heights, Ohio; Malachy Francis Springer, Nicktown; Naomi Marget Huber, Brooklyn Park, Ohio; Frederick Gervase Springer, Parma, Ohio; George James Springer, Wakeman, Ohio; and Mary Ann Bradshaw, Sacramento, Calif.; and many nieces and nephews. Ella enjoyed knitting, crocheting, gardening and spending time with her grandchildren. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Henderson Funeral Home, East Hills, 2503 Bedford St., where vigil for the deceased will be held. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Benedict Catholic Church, the Rev. David Peles, celebrant. Interment, Nicktown Cemetery.

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