Arlene Ruth Ravas, 73, of Catawba Island, died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2008, in her home surrounded by her family.
Arlene married her high school sweetheart, Robert Ravas, Valentine's Day 1953. After 50 years of marriage, he preceded her in death, Dec. 28, 2003. Mrs. Ravas was an elementary school teacher at Catawba Elementary for 30 years. She was a charter member of Resurrection Lutheran Church where she served on church council. Her family and friends cherished her wisdom and she will be greatly missed.
Mrs. Ravas was the loving mother of Mark (Lynne) Ravas of Hershey, Pa., Allen (Terry) Ravas of St. Charles, Ill.; Sue (Tim) Davey of Asheville, N.C., Ruth (Doug) Endicott of Fishers, Ind., and Lee (Dale) Hayes of Delaware, Ohio. She was a wonderful grandmother to her 12 grandchildren. She is also survived by her brothers, Ken (Marge) Apling of Oak Harbor, Jerry (Diane) Apling of Sandusky, and Lynn (Linda) Apling of Toledo, Ohio.
She was preceded in death by her husband; parents, Howard and Ruth Apling; stepmother, Gertrude Apling; and sister, Marilyn Bickley.
Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Friday in Neidecker, LeVeck & Crosser Funeral Home, Port Clinton. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in Resurrection Lutheran Church, Catawba Island, with the Rev. Kurt Burows officiating. Burial will be in Catawba Island Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be given to Stein Hospice or Resurrection Lutheran Church. Condolences may be shared with the family at neideckerleveckcrosser.com.