MORROW, OH – A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, January 23, 2021 at 11:00 am, at St. Jude Church, officiated by Fr. David Misbrener for Clara Ossoff, 94, of Columbiana, who passed away Tuesday evening, January 19 at her daughter’s home in Morrow OH surrounded by her family.
Clara was born on February 2, 1926, in Franklin, PA, the daughter of Thomas and Mary Nalepa. She married Theodore J. Ossoff, Sr. on June 7, 1952 and together they raised four children. After graduating high school in Franklin PA, she entered the Army Nurse Corp during WWII attending Sewickley School of Nursing, Sewickley PA where she graduated as an RN. Clara worked in public health, was a school nurse and worked for local doctors. She was a parishioner at St. Jude Catholic Church in Columbiana, where she was a member of the women’s guild and church choir. She enjoyed sewing, golfing, painting, and singing. She especially took joy in spending time with her family and grandchildren.
She is survived by son Ted Jr. (Maryann) of Columbiana; daughters Michele (Forrest) Barber of Baldwyn, MS and Pamela (Bob) Rothermund of Morrow, OH, and three grandchildren Robert, Kevin and Kay Rothermund.
Clara was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Theodore, her son Michael, and siblings Stanley, George, Tobin and Ted Nalepa and Stella Wotjewicz and Mary Snyder.
The family will receive friends from 10:00 am until the time of the service at St. Jude Catholic Church, 180 7th Street, Columbiana, OH.
Due to our current health crisis, covid-19, we are asking everyone in attendance to please wear a mask or face covering and to maintain all social-distancing guidelines mandated by our governor (6-foot rule and not to linger). Thank you.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests that donations may be made in Clara’s memory to Hospice of Cincinnati, PO Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263-3597 or Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St, Boardman, OH 44512.
The 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 www.seederly-mongandbeck.com to sign the guestbook or send private condolences.
To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Clara (Nalepa) Ossoff, please visit our floral store.
Hospice Of The Valley
5190 Market Street, YOUNGSTOWN OH 44512
Hospice of Cincinnati
PO Box 633597, Cincinnati OH 45263-3597