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Shirley M. Pluta

Shirley M. Pluta (nee Maruna), 82, of Elyria, formerly of North Ridgeville, passed away Sunday, February 24, 2013, at EMH Healthcare, following a short illness. She was born in Cleveland. She had resided in Elyria the past nine years, after moving from North Ridgeville, where she had lived for 50 years.

Mrs. Pluta was a bus driver for over 20 years, retiring from North Ridgeville City Schools in 1991. She was a member of St. Peter Church, The Loyal Order of the Moose, Elyria, United Polish Club, Elyria. She was also active with the North Ridgeville Senior Center and was a Past President of Hot Stove League in North Ridgeville. She enjoyed sewing, jig saw puzzles, traveling and going to lunch and visiting with friends.

Surviving are two daughters, Beverly (Robert) Mann and Linda (Jonathan) Garramone, both of North Ridgeville; three sons, Ed and Jim Pluta, both of Elyria and Carl (Denyce) Pluta of North Ridgeville; six grandchildren, three great grandchildren; and her brother, Bernard (Violet) Maruna of Bradenton, Florida.

She was preceded in death by her husband, I. Charles Pluta in 2002; three sons, Brian, Barry and Gary Pluta; and her parents, Edward and Lorena Maruna.

Friends will be received Wednesday, February 27, 2013, 2 until 4 and 6 until 8 P.M., at Bogner Family Funeral Home, 36625 Center Ridge Road, North Ridgeville, where a prayer service will be held 9 A.M., Thursday, February 28, 2013. Mass of Christian burial will follow 9:30 A.M., Thursday, at St. Peter Church. Reverend Bob Sanson will be the Celebrant. Burial will be in St. Peter Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Peter Memorial Fund, 35777 Center Ridge Rd., North Ridgeville, OH 44039,

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