Jeanne Louise Less (Smerber)
Salem, Ohio-Jeanne Louise Less (Smerber), 90, died Thursday May 8, 2014, at 7:25 p.m. at Assumption Village in North Lima with her daughter Diane and their friend Darlene Becker at her side.
Jeanne was born August 28, 1923, in McDonald, Ohio, a daughter of Albert & Marie (Bauman) Smerber, both deceased, who operated North Side dairy in Canfield.
Jeanne married the love of her life, Paul E. Less on July 30, 1949. Together they have one daughter, Diane.
Jeanne and Paul operated Paul Less Fruit Farms for almost 40 years; and she also worked as an election day poll worker for 10 years. She was a member of the Western Reserve Republican Women's Club, Catholic Daughters of America Chapter #3104 over 50 years, & St. Paul's Church over 60 years (and the Church's Funeral Buffet Committee); and was a Charter Member of the A.A.R.P. Jeanne volunteered Christmas Day at Beegley Oaks Christmas Party for 5 years; and volunteered for Angels For Animals almost 20 years.
Jeanne enjoyed bingo; line dancing; the Duck & Dive Dance Club; Senior Card Club; spending time with her friends Rose Klingensmith & Bob Halstead, attending Mass and church activities and especially being around the apple of her eye, her daughter Diane.
Jeanne graduated from Canfield High School and attended Fullerton Junior College in Fullerton, CA.
Jeanne is survived by her daughter Diane Less; brothers Ted (Dorothy) & Bud (Zoann) of California; sister Shirley (Tim) Bernardy of California, sister in law Margorie and many nieces, & nephews.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Paul (May 24, 1993); her brother Jim (Marjorie) of California, and her sister Ruth (George) Barton.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Angels for Animals, 4750 West South Range Road, Canfield, Ohio 44406 or Our Lady's Purse.
Special thanks to the staff at Assumption Village and Jeanne's niece Susan Philips for their care of Jeanne.
Jeanne will be buried in Hope Cemetery in Salem next to her husband Paul.
Calling hours will be at Stark Memorial Funeral Home 1014 E. State Street (State Route 14) Salem Monday May 12 from 2-4 & 6-8. Guests will be received beginning at 10 am for the 11 am funeral service at St. Paul's Church, 935 East State Street, (State Route 14) Salem on Tuesday May 13.
Jeanne's obituary may be viewed and condolences sent online at www.starkmemorial.com.