Gluvna Shimo Hromada Home
Family Owned and Operated since 1912 Lorain, Ohio
Mary Ann  Lemley
Volunteer at the Office of Aging; Known By Many for Her Cheesecake
Age 87
Born: December 26, 1932   Died: January 25, 2020

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Mary Ann Lemley (nee Kraly), 87, of Lorain, died Saturday January 25, 2020 at Welcome Nursing Home in Oberlin

She was born December 26, 1932 in Lorain and had been a lifelong Lorain resident.

Mary Ann graduated from Lorain High School where she was a member of the National Honor Society and played 2nd Chair Violin in the school orchestra.

She volunteered at the Office of Aging and the Senior Years newspaper. 

She was a member of St Nicholas Byzantine Rite Catholic Church in Lorain where she volunteered in the kitchen and bingo. 

Mary Ann was known as “Gramma” to many, both family and friends alike.  She was known for her cheesecake; enjoyed several rock concerts throughout the 80’s and 90’s; and driving around the “country-side” with her late-husband Bill. 

She is survived by her daughters: Nancy (Charles) Lively of Lorain, Linda (Jeff) Holley of Sheffield Lake and Karen Lemley of Lorain; son Christopher (Kelly) Lemley of Lorain; many grandchildren and great grandchildren, sisters Elizabeth “Betty” Turner of Lorain and Dorothy McGinty of Wellington and brothers Thomas (Karen) Kraly of Bethesda, Maryland and John (Sally) Kraly of Marengo, Ohio and sister-in-law Jo Ann Kraly of Denver, Colorado. She was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years William Lemley on August 13, 1998, parents Frank & Mary Kraly (nee Ducar), grandson Robert “Robbie” Hilton Jr, great grandson Mathew Hilton, brother Frank Kraly Jr and brothers-in-law Jack Turner and Jim McGinty.  

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The family will receive friends Wednesday January 29, 2020 from 10:00 am until 11:00 am at the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel, 3224 Broadway Ave, Lorain.   Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11:00 am in the funeral chapel with the Rev. Andrew Nagrant, pastor of St Nicholas Byzantine Rite Catholic Church, presiding.  The family invites all attendees to a luncheon in the funeral chapel at the conclusion of funeral services.  Private family burial will be held later at Resthaven Memory Gardens in Avon. 

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