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Mary Belle Foley

Mary Belle Foley (nee Swiger), passed away Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at the home of her daughter, Linda, in Livonia, Michigan, where she lived for five years. She was born June 12, 1926 in Grafton, West Virginia, and lived most of her life in Grafton and Elyria.She graduated from Fairview High School in West Virginia. After Howard Foley returned from WWII, he noticed the girl next door (Mary Belle) and married her June 9, 1947.

Mary Belle was preceded in death by her father, Claude J. Swiger and mother, Lizzie A Shuman; husband, Howard D. Foley (in 2004); two brothers, William and Claude Swiger; a sister, Betty Joan Hawkins; and a brother who died in childbirth.

Survivors include two daughters, Linda D. Yoder of Michigan, and Ellen Sue Hamrick of Elyria; grandchildren; Melissa Sperko (Yoder) of South Carolina, Mary Ann McElhaney (Hamrick) of Elyria, and Robert (Bobby) Yoder of Michigan; six great grandchildren; Joey and Annika Sperko, Brianna, Dustin and Caden McElhaney and Thomas Yoder.

She loved her Lord, reading, and watching sports on TV - baseball and basketball. Spending time with kids and grandkids was her enjoyment in life. She attended Calvary Missionary Church in Livonia, Michigan.

Funeral service will be at 1 P.M. Monday, November 26, 2012, at The Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 39475 Chestnut Ridge Rd. (at State Rt. 57), Elyria, 440-322-4626, where friends may call from 11 A.M., Monday, until the time of service at 1 P.M. Burial will be at Resthaven Memory Gardens, Avon.

Any contributions can be made to CMC, 29850 Six Mile Rd., Livonia, Mi 48152 or Basnettsville Cemetery Fund, 32 Eagle Dr., Fairview, WV 26570.

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