BELOIT, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Eunice A. Close, 88, of Beloit passed away on Friday, July 26, 2019, at Crandall Medical Center in Sebring.
Eunice was born in Beloit on August 23, 1930, the daughter of the late Joseph and Loreta A. (Stanley) Sams.
She was a 1948 graduate of Beloit High School, married her husband of 47 years on August 22, 1948 and raised her nine children as her full time job.
She also worked in the Housekeeping Department at McCrea Manor in Alliance.
Eunice was a member of the Beloit Evangelical Friends Church where she was very involved in many church activities too numerous to list.
She also enjoyed spending time with her fellow classmates attending many “NOYB” Club meetings. Eunice also loved to watch the Cleveland Indians and read many books.
Survivors include her children, Joretta (Ike) Hill, Joyce Close, Deanna Hendershot, Marcia (Scott) Ives, Nancy (Rick) Ellyson, Donna (Tony) Minich, Larry (Colleen) Close, Tim (Cindy) Close and David (Doreen) Close. She is also survived by 26 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert “Dean” Close on November 8, 1995; two grandsons, Dan Close and Kyle Ives; two great-granddaughters, Marissah and Illeana Lalu; four brothers and one sister.
The family would like to thank the staff of Crandall Medical Center for their kind care and treatment of Eunice.
A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 12:00 Noon at the Beloit Evangelical Friends Church with Pastors Mark Reich, Rick Sams and Matt Close, officiating.
Prior to the service, a time of visitation will be held at the church on Wednesday, July 31 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon.
Burial will take place at Grandview Cemetery in Sebring.
Memorial contributions can be made in Eunice’s honor to the Beloit Friends Church Building Fund, 18042 5th Street, Beloit, OH 44609.
Friends may send condolences, sign the guestbook at www.grfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are by Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home, Sebring, (330) 938-2526.
A television tribute will air Tuesday, July 30 at the following approximate times: 6:41 a.m. WYTV and 8:41 a.m. MyYTV and 9:58 a.m. on FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.