Ila Marie (Marshall) Laws, 90, of Salem, Salem Township, died at 6:55 p.m., Wednesday, October 17, 2018, at her home.
She was born on February 9, 1928, in Franklin Square, Ohio, daughter of the late William Hue and Wanda M. (Mix) Marshall.
She had started working for the Ohio Bell Company as a telephone operator in Salem, then moved later to Youngstown. She retired at age 68, from AT&T with 33 years of service to the area.
She was most recently attending services at the Believers Church, Boardman Campus.
Ila was a busy person and always on the go. She loved her Bingo on Tuesdays at St. Paul’s, playing cards and bowling at Timberlanes and Hunt Club in Columbiana. She and her husband did crafts and traveled to area shows and events. Ila was a volunteer for Mobile Meals and continued for many years. She also enjoyed being with her family, reading, going fishing (or just watching) and family gatherings.
She had attended a couple schools but ended up graduating in the class of 1946 from Salem.
She is survived by her children, Alan (Corrine) Laws of Green Township, Salem, Kathy Marie Lodge of Salem, Kevin J. (Suzanne) Laws of Fairfax, Virginia and Darin L. (Sheila) Laws of Struthers; a brother, Marion (Julia) Marshall of Cleveland, Ohio; 17 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Lacy Ray Laws, whom she married on September 7, 1957 and who died February 6, 2000; siblings, Meryl Thelma Niklavic, Fredia Fay Wilson, Wm. Lloyd Marshall, Vernon Leonard “Dub” Marshall, Beulah Mae Martin, Lester Owen Marshall and two grandchildren.
Services will be on Saturday, October 20, 2018, 2:30 p.m., at the Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services.
The Pastor Graham Cathers of the church will be officiating with burial immediately following in Franklin Square Cemetery.
There will be no calling hours held.
Donations may be made to MVI Hospice, 2350 #H, East State Street, Salem, OH 44460.