Gluvna Shimo Hromada Home
Family Owned and Operated since 1912 Lorain, Ohio
Sophia E. Kelling
Lorain Novelty Retiree; Enjoyed Arts & Crafts
Age 79
Born: May 8, 1939   Died: October 11, 2018

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Sophia E. Kelling (nee Hoholski), 79, of Lorain, died Thursday October 11, 2018 at Mercy New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph in Lorain after a lengthy illness.

She was born May 8, 1939 in Lorain and had been a lifelong Lorain area resident.

Sophia graduated from Lorain High School with the class of 1957 B.  She worked at Lorain Novelty as a retail manager for many years.

Sophia was a member of St. Peter Parish in Lorain.  She served as a Cub Scout Den Mother and Home Room Mom when her children were young.  She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, arts and crafts, oil painting and cooking.  

She is survived by her husband of 60 years Chester “Chet” Kelling, children: Nancy (Dave) Reinker of Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, Jeff (Laura) Kelling of Columbia Station and Tom (Becky) Kelling of Lorain and grandchildren: Marissa and Nick Reinker and Jeremy, Bradley, Ally, Logan and Luke Kelling.  She was preceded in death by her parents William & Mary Hoholski (nee Kozar), sister Mary Ann Malinowsky and brother Anthony Hoholski.

The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at Allen Memorial Hospital in Oberlin and Mercy New Life Hospice in Lorain for the care they provided Sophia during her stay.



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The family will receive friends on Tuesday October 16th from 4:00-8:00 pm at the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel, 3224 Broadway Ave, Lorain.   Funeral services will be held Wednesday October 17th at 10:30 am in the funeral chapel followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am at St Peter Parish, 3501 Oberlin Ave, Lorain.  The Rev. Craig Hovanec, pastor, will officiate.  Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Lorain.

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Mercy New Life Hospice, 3500 Kolbe Rd, Lorain, OH. 44053.