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Lilian E. Searles

Lilian E. Searles, 95, of Oberlin, passed away Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at Welcome Nursing Home in Oberlin. She was born August 15, 1917 in New Castle, Washington.

Lilian was a graduate of Oberlin High School in 1936 and Cleveland School of Cosmetology. She attended Camden Baptist Church and was a member of the Naomi Circle at the church. She enjoyed her family, gardening and reading.

She is survived by her daughters, Barb (Jerry) Walker of Ft. Myers, Florida and Beverly (Everett) of Oberlin; three grandsons; and two great grandsons.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clair E. Searles; father, Antone Lehti; mother, Esther Luopa; and sisters, Ina Stone, Marie Lehti and Mildred Lehti.

Visitation will be Saturday, January 19, 2013, from 12:30 P.M., until the time of Funeral service at 1:30 P.M., at the Cowling Funeral Home in Oberlin. Pastor Larry Nocella, of Camden Baptist Church, will officiate. Interment will be at Ridge Hill Memorial Park, in Amherst.

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