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Elizabeth M. Lazear

December 3, 2013
Salem News

COLUMBIANA- Elizabeth M. Lazear, 89, died at 7:16 a.m. Sunday at the home of her daughter.

Mrs. Lazear, one of 13 children, was born Dec. 12, 1923, in Moon Run, Pa., a daughter of the late Peter and Mary Grogus Uritson, and had lived in this area most of her life. She served as a Yeoman Third Class in the U.S. Navy during World War II. She was proud of her military service and was honored to be chosen to place a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery during a recent Honor Flight to Washington, D.C., this past spring. She was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church.

Her husband, Joseph E. Lazear, whom she married March 4, 1946, died Dec. 19, 1995.

She is survived by two daughters, Joanne Grace of Columbiana and Marian (James) Walker of Mannington, W.Va.; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday at the Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, with Dr. Louis Cosentino, Deacon, officiating. Burial will follow in Crest Haven Memorial Gardens, where the honor guard from Benjamin Firestone Post #290 will accord military honors. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday and one hour prior to services on Friday at the funeral home.

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