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Betty Jane Olenik

October 8, 1922 ~ September 11, 2019 (age 96)

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Jude’s Church, Columbiana at 11:00am, Tuesday September 17, 2019 for  Betty Jane Olenik, 96, who died Wednesday September 11, 2019 at Parkside Healthcare Center in Columbiana.

She was born in Pennsylvania October 8, 1922 to Robert Norman Black and Jessie Hazel Cline.  She moved with her family to Fowler, Ohio where she married her husband Leonard Edward Olenik September 23, 1938.  They settled in Columbiana and employed many local folks at Olenik Manufacturing a steel fabrication business.

Betty was a wonderful mom, grandmother and great grandmother.  She was loved by her family and cooked wonderful Sunday meals at her home.  She enjoyed music and loved to sing.  “Red River Valley” and “You are my Sunshine” as two of her many favorites.  The Daughters of the America Revolution did her family’s ancestry and the family learned about the patriotic honor in the Black/Cline families.

She loved her boys and had three sons:  Donald (preceded in death), Edward (Susan) and Robert (preceded in death).

She leaves grandchildren. And great grandchildren:  Don (Diane) of Lake Milton and Fort Myers, FL; Betsey Williams (Mark) of Catawba, OH; Scott (Shanna) and Conor and Austin; John (Heather) and Maddie; Diana (preceded in death) and Michael and Miranda; Steve (Sara); and Robin Lyle and Vince.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Viola, Anna “Irene”, Alberta, Ruth, Juanneta, and Hazeland; and brothers John and Kenneth.  Her brother Dick resides in Fowler, OH.

The family will receive friends from 10:30-11:00 at the church prior to mass. 

In lieu of flowers, donation can be made to Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St., Boardman, OH 44512 or to the Salvation Army, P.O. Box 56, Lake Milton, OH 44429.

The Olenik family has entrusted Seederly-Mong & Beck Funeral Home in Columbiana, Ohio with the arrangements for their loved one.

Family and friends are invited to visit to sign the guestbook or send private condolences.


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