ALICE O. (FALLS) BUDKA - MAY 3, 1939-AUG. 5, 2007

May 26, 2015


Alice O. (Falls) Budka, 68, of Vermilion, died unexpectedly Sunday, Aug. 5, 2007, in Community Health Partners, Lorain.

She was born May 3, 1939, in Samantha, Ala., and lived most of her life in Vermilion. She graduated from Vermilion High School in 1957 and attended St. Joseph School of Nursing to become a licensed practical nurse. She was a devoted homemaker to her husband and six children, participating in many of their school activities, including the PTA at Lowell Elementary School in Lorain where she served as president. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Vermilion and also worked for more than 10 years as the jobs program director for the Lorain County Office on Aging.

Survivors include her husband of 50 years, Jan Budka of Vermilion; daughters, Michelle Boardwine of Vermilion, Kellie Towner of Elyria and Cally Parker of Elyria; sons, Allen Budka of Colorado Springs, Colo., Jan Richard Budka of Homosassa, Fla., and Tony Budka of Vermilion; 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; mother, Zetha (Thompson) Falls of Vermilion; brother, Richard P. "Sonny" Falls of Central Point, Ore.

She was preceded in death by her father, Richard W. Falls in 1988; and a brother, Onyx Aaron Falls in 1958.

Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Riddle Funeral Home, 5345 South St., Vermilion, where a Christian Wake service will be at 3:30 p.m. Closing prayers will be said at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Thursday followed by a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary Church, 731 Exchange St., Vermilion. The Rev. Jim Holmer, pastor, will be celebrant. Interment will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, Vermilion.

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