Florence Ethel Wessel

NEW SPRINGFIELD – Florence Ethel Wessel, 93, of New Springfield, died Monday evening at Essex of Salem II of infirmities of age.

Florence was born on May 5, 1920 in Jewett, OH, the daughter of the late Albert Leroy and Myrtle Marie (Busby) Dennis, and relocated to the area in 1940.

A 1938 graduate of Jewett High School, she married Joseph Wessel on Dec. 16, 1940. Florence was employed as an egg handler for Barth Farms and farmer Paul Wise for 17 years. She also worked at Sheeley’s furniture store.

Florence was a member of Victory Christian Center in Columbiana.

Survivors include her daughter, Eloise (Howard) Arkwright of Columbiana; her son, James Wessel of Columbiana; her sister, Anna Mae Stull of Scio, OH; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Joseph, who passed away Dec. 1, 1983.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Seederly-Mong & Beck Funeral Home, 11500 Market St., North Lima, with Pastor Randy Morocco officiating.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the services at the funeral home.

Material contributions may be made to Hospice of the Valley, 9803 Sharrott Road, Poland, Ohio 44514.

Arrangements are being handled by the Seederly-Mong and Beck Funeral Home.

Family and friends are invited to visit www.seederly-mongandbeck.com to sign the guestbook or send private condolences.