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Fran Slack

Fran Slack (nee Luf), 67, of Grafton, passed away at home Thursday, September 5, 2013, following a short illness. She was born October 13, 1945 in Cleveland.

Fran was a member of North Eaton Christian Church. She was a 1963 Midview High School graduate, and retired as a cook from Keystone Schools following 24 years of service. Fran treasured time with family and friends; she enjoyed playing cards and travel.

Survivors include a daughter, Michelle M. Vanek (Dale) of Strongsville; a son, Jeremy K. of Grafton; and three grandchildren, Steven, Lauren, Jeralynn. Additonal survivors include a sister, Barbara J. Hignett (Gary) of Grafton; and a brother, Joseph A. Luf (Patricia) of Columbia Station.

Fran was preceded in death by her husband, Richard G.; and her parents, Joseph and Mary (nee Litto) Luf.

Family will receive friends 6 until 8 P.M., Wednesday, September 11, 2013, at The Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 38475 Chestnut Ridge Rd. (at State Rt. 57), Elyria, 440-322-4626. Funeral service and burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the charity of the donor's choice.

Online condolences to the family can be expressed at

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