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January 8, 2014

Grace E. Lessig

GREENVILLE — Grace E. Lessig, 94, of 339 E. Jamestown Road, Greenville, formerly of Hadley, died at 1:28 p.m. Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, at St. Paul’s, Greenville.

She was born in Grove City on July 5, 1919, a daughter of Jacob and Hazel Mary Heasley Shuler. She married Clifford S. Hazen in 1941. He preceded her in death in 1950. She subsequently married William T. Lessig in 1951 and he preceded her in death in 1999.

Grace attended Albin School, Grove City, and later graduated from Grove City High School. She also graduated the Beauty School in Erie.

She was a 50-year member of Seventh Day Adventist Church of Shenango Township.

She was employed by the Mercer Cottage Hospital and Grove City Golf Club. She worked as a beautician in Mercer, Fredonia and later from her home in Hadley. She also was employed by the Commodore Perry School Cafeteria, retiring in 1985.

She enjoyed gardening and flowers, crossword puzzles, crocheting, reading and baking. She loved spending time with her grandchildren.

Survivors include three daughters, Donna Hazen Inks of Harrisburg, Terry Lessig Berchtold and her husband, Ted, of Hermitage, and Sandra Lessig Pottorf and her husband, Raymond, of Conneaut Lake; seven grandchildren, Tammy Fleisher, Jeremy Heckman, James Inks, Michelle Adler, Thomas Inks, Stephan Heckman and Michael Heckman; a stepgrandson, Ted Berchtold; three great-grandchildren and five stepgreat-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands; a daughter, Nancy Ann Hazen; a stepgranddaughter, Lisa Berchtold; four sisters, Elizabeth Little, Helen Billig, Phyllis Eakin and an infant sister; and a son-in-law, Harry Inks.

Calling hours will be from 11 a.m. Friday until time of the service at Andrew J. Vana Funeral Home, 102 Church St., Hadley. The funeral and committal service will follow at 1 p.m. at the funeral home, with Pastor Randy Nims of Shenango Seventh Day Adventist Church officiating.

Burial will be in Hadley Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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