MIDDLEFIELD - Ethel Benak Demeter, age 96, died Thursday, April 10, 2014, at Briar Hill Heath Care Residence in Middlefield.
She was born on Jan. 29, 1918, in Clairton, Pa., and spent her youth in Greene on the family farm developing a fondness for homemaking, gardening, animals, automobiles, bowling, playing cards, board games, dancing and eating out.
She married John Demeter on Sept. 19, 1936, eventually moving to Orwell where she resided until 2009.
She retired from Sanborn Wire Products after 26 years. She previously worked in agriculture and food service.
Preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Rosi Fila Benak, husband John (1987), son James, sister Anna Benak Warren, brothers Paul and Frank Benak, and numerous family and friends.
She is survived by four generations of nieces and nephews.
Throughout her life, Ethel maintained a "feisty" determination living in the present moment.
A private funeral service was held at the Greenlawn Cemetery, Greene.
The family would like to thank the Rev. John Burkley and St. Lucy's Catholic Church Family, and Drs. Lebedeva and Evans and the caring staff at Briar Hill and Paine Funeral Home.
Remembrances in lieu of flowers may be sent to St. Lucy's Catholic Church, 16280 Kinsman Road, Middlefield, OH 44062.
Arrangements by Paine Funeral Home Inc. 140 E. Main St., Orwell, OH 44076 condolences at painefuneralhome.com.