HOWLAND - Ireta Black, 95, formerly of Liberty, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, at Shepherd of the Valley-Howland.
Ireta was born Jan. 26, 1917, in Girard, the daughter of Claude and Alice Smith Goist.
She was a homemaker. In her early years, she attended Youngstown Business College and worked at Strouss Hirshberg.
She married Richard Black on Aug. 19, 1936.
She and her husband were charter members of Pleasant Valley Church.
She is survived by her two daughters, Judy (Ken) Hunter of Howland and Sue (Duane) Maffett of Champion; three granddaughters, Kendra (Bryan) Lane of Columbus, Audra (Mark) Buckley of Howland and Alyson (John) Vrabel of Howland; a stepgranddaughter, Diane (Joe) Harris; and seven great-grandchildren, Morgan, Kendyl and Kamryn Buckley, Andrew and Adam Lane, and Jared and Anna Vrabel.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, who passed away in 2000, and two brothers, Don and Wick Goist.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Pleasant Valley Church in Liberty Township, were the family will receive relatives and friends from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the church. Entombment will be with her husband in Crown Hill Burial Park.
Arrangements were handled by Blackstone Funeral Home.
Family request that material contributions be made to the church memorial fund. Visit www.blackstonefuneralhome.com to view this obituary and send condolences to the Black family.