NEWTON FALLS - Elizabeth Palenchar, 85, entered to eternal life Monday, Aug. 26, 2013, at St. Joseph Health Center in Warren.
Elizabeth was born Nov. 19, 1927, in Newton Falls, the daughter of Paul S. and Mary A. Marsine Palenchar.
She attended the Newton Falls school system, graduating from Newton Falls High School in 1945, and was affectionately known to family and friends as "Betsy."
Elizabeth was a devoted parishioner of St. Mary and St. Joseph Parish in Newton Falls.
Elizabeth and her family were lifelong area residents, which provided her with the opportunity to have a special bond with her siblings.
Enjoyable activities for Elizabeth were caring for her family, gardening and baking. She taught her cousin Christine and Christine's daughter Brooke how to make a multicolored angel food cake.
Memories of Elizabeth will be carried on by her cousin and caregiver, with whom she made her home, Mary Ann (Jim) Johnson; her cousins, Christine Leon, Brooke Leon (Andre), and Jim (Dena) Johnson and their children, Ashlyn and Tara; and her sister-in-law, Patricia Palenchar.
Preceding Elizabeth were her parents; her sisters, Martha E. Palenchar, Agnes Palenchar and Helen M. Palenchar; and her brothers, Paul J. Palenchar, Thomas M. Palenchar and John E. "Plink" Palenchar.
The family will receive friends from 10 to 10:45 a.m. today at the Borowski Memorial Home in Newton Falls.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held 11 a.m. today at the St. Mary and St. Joseph Parish.
Elizabeth will be laid to rest in St. Joseph Cemetery in Paris Township.