CALL, Elsie G., 96, of Toronto, OH, passed away Thursday, January 9, 2014, at Trinity Medical Center West, Steubenville.
Married June 12, 1936, to Lewis E. Call, they shared 72 years together until his death in 2008. For many years they baked wedding and special occasion cakes. They were founders and organizers for over 20 years of the East Springfield Memorial Day parades and ceremonies. They were very active in East Springfield Christ United Methodist Church and in ESVFD and its auxiliary.
She was an alumnus of Amsterdam High School, a member of the East Springfield Methodist Church of the Cross, the East Springfield Homemaker Club, and the East Springfield Senior Citizens. She was a 50 plus member of the Unionport No. 360 Order of the Eastern Star.
She was born August 9, 1917, in Big Run, PA, a daughter of the late Willard R. Sr. and Zeina (Gray) Stone.
In addition to her husband, Lewis, she was preceded in death by a baby daughter, Elsie Louise; three brothers, Willard R. Jr., Sherman, and Wilmer Stone; two grandsons, Brian Call and Mark Tennant; and a daughter-in-law, Roswitha Call.
Elsie is survived by two sons, Robert (Margaret) Call of Minerva, OH, and David Gary Call of Greenacres, FL; daughter, Susan (Gary) Risnear of Richmond, OH; two sisters, Emma Jane Riley of Jupiter, FL and Zeina Mae Nelson of East Springfield, OH; four grandchildren, Greg Call and partner Anna Casey, Cris Call, Natalie (Christian) Kurilko, and Melinda (Jason) Hassan; eight great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, and friends.
Elsie never met a stranger and she loved staying active and keeping in touch with family and friends.
Friends will be received on Tuesday from 5-8 p.m. at the Everhart-Bove Funeral Home, 110 W. Main St., Richmond where visitation will be held on Wednesday from noon until time of funeral services at 1 p.m. on Wednesday with Pastor Tom Snodgrass officiating.
Burial will follow at East Springfield Cemetery. Eastern Star services will be held on Tuesday at 5 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to East Springfield Community Center, 8995 County Road. 39, Bloomingdale, OH 43910.
Send condolences online at www.everhart-bovefuneralhomes.com.