SEBRING - Elizabeth Verina McElhiney, 92, formerly of McConnelsville, passed away on Sunday, March 17, 2013.
She was born on Aug. 20, 1920 in San Toy, Ohio, the daughter of the late John and Mary Martin Clay Glaspy.
She was a graduate of M&M High School in McConnelsville and was employed in a variety of different positions in the Warren area.
Elizabeth was a longtime member of Central Christian Church, First United Methodist Church, both in Warren, and also Deltona Methodist Church in Deltona, Fla.
She was a loving and dedicated housewife and mother. Elizabeth enjoyed crocheting, sewing, camping, and animals of all kinds, especially her beloved dog, Zippy.
She married Gail D. Steinbeck in 1941 and lived in the Warren area until moving to Deltona, Fla., where they lived for 13 years until his death in 1983. She married Jerrold McElhiney in 1988 and moved to his family farm (Morgan's Raid Farm, circa 1822) in McConnelsville. He died in 2010, and she became a resident of Crandall Medical Center in June 2011.
Loving memories will be shared by a son, Donald E. (Dorothy) Steinbeck of Jacksonville, N.C.; daughters, Marilynne (Jesse) Wamer of Salem and Tonia (James) Hartley of Gahanna; a stepson, Richard (Bonnie) McElhiney of McConnelsville, and eight grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death are her sisters, Beatrice Kaufman and Audrey Davis; and brothers, Pete and Leslie Clay.
Funeral services will be held at noon Thursday at McFarland & Son Funeral Home with the Rev. Yesudas Devadan officiating from First United Methodist Church, Warren.
Friends may call one hour prior to the service.
Burial will be held at Crown Hill Cemetery in Vienna following the service.
Arrangements are entrusted to McFarland and Son Funeral and Cremation Services Co, 271 N. Park Ave., Warren, OH 44481, 330-393-9621.
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