Lillian V. Harvey (nee Vargo), 74, of North Ridgeville, passed away Saturday, December 22, 2012 at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph in Lorain, following a long illness. She was born March 15, 1938, in Lorain.
Lillian was a Lorain High School graduate, and had attended The Northern Institute of Cosmetology, she had worked at Moen, and in the cafeteria for North Ridgeville Schools. She loved creative cooking and baking and enjoyed gardening flowers and reading.
Survivors include her companion, Josip Grgic of North Ridgeville; two daughters, Elaine S. Jones of Elyria, Jonelle M. West of Nashua, Montana; a son, William "Dean" Harvey of South Amherst; 10 grandchildren; and one great grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Jess, Sr. and Mary (nee Allison) Vargo; and a brother, Jess Vargo, Jr.
Funeral service will be at 11 A.M., Thursday, December 27, 2012 at The Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 38475 Chestnut Ridge Rd. (at State Rt. 57), Elyria, 440-322-4626, where friends may call from 10 A.M. until the time of service. Burial will be private at Elmwood Cemetery in Lorain.
Memorial contributions in Lillian's memory, can be sent to: Harvest for Hunger, 15500 South Waterloo Rd., Cleveland, OH 44110.
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