WARREN - Eleanor Segars Klivans, 90, died at 8:50 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, at Windsor House in Champion.
She was born July 17, 1922, in Byesville, the daughter of the late Joseph and Anna Dufala Rebovich.
Mrs. Klivans first worked as a seamstress at Marshall's Department Store in Barberton and then worked as a beautician at Halle's Department Store in Akron for many years.
Eleanor was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Warren.
As a child, she danced toe and tap and did acrobatics. She sewed, crocheted and knitted. Mrs. Klivans enjoyed bingo, making crafts, quilts, pillows, dolls as she sewed all her life. Eleanor was an avid Cleveland Indians and Cavaliers fan.
Her family loved who she was, loved her hopeful spirit and how she cared about things far bigger than herself. We loved how strong and good and resilient she was. Simply put, we couldn't be prouder that she was our Mom and Grandma. She will always remain in our hearts.
Survivors include her two daughters, Nancy Salem of Akron and Judy Mackey of Warren; 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; and her sister, Marie Morris of Akron.
Other than her parents, Eleanor was preceded in death by her first husband, Henry T. Segars; her second husband, Jim Klivans; and her siblings, Helen Nemeth, Betty Goodman, and Joseph and John Rebovich.
Funeral services will be held at the St. John Lutheran Church at 7 p.m. Sunday, where family and friends may visit one hour prior to the service at the church. Pastor Michelle Nickodemus will celebrate Eleanor's life. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park in Akron.
Arrangements were handled by Carl W. Hall Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the church at 5734 Mahoning Ave., Warren, OH 44483, or to the Trumbull Senior Production Company, 3323 Parkman Road N.W., Warren, OH 44481.