Juanita Ruth Bezdek

LISBON – Juanita Ruth Bezdek (Bails) died Wednesday at Hospice House following a battle with Ovarian Cancer.

She was born on May 17, 1946, a daughter of the late John Samuel and Ruth Amanda (Moore) Bails.

She is survived by her husband, Byron Taber (“Tab”) Bezdek of Lisbon and three children, Meghan Cregan of Mead, Wash., Jolene (Smaage) Thomas of Riverton, Ill., and Bryce Bezdek (Toni) of Rogers. She is also survived by her brother, John Bails of Sebring; and 11 grandchildren.

She was an active member of First Church of Christ in East Palestine.

Over the years, she worked for several employers. Among them are Eaton Corporation, I.D.E.S. (a missionary service), several local school districts as a substitute teacher, and Lake Tomahawk POA until just before her diagnosis.

Her family will have a visitation from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Monday immediately followed by a Memorial Service at First Church of Christ, 20 W. Martin Street, East Palestine, Ohio. Cremation rites have been afforded.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Heartbeat of Columbiana County heartbeatofcolumbiana.org and Lifeline Christian Mission lifeline.org in her memory.

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