June 25, 2016


Luella M. Nanes

Luella M. Nanes, 84, was granted peaceful eternal rest Monday morning, February 25, 2013, at ValleyCare Northside Medical Center. Luella was born March 29, 1928, in Youngstown to Fred and Mae (Elmer) Whitacre.

She was the office manager for the Isaly Dairy Co. for nine years, until retiring in 1954. Luella was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church for 45 years and was currently a member of the First Federated Church. She loved gardening, knitting and crocheting, and was an accomplished seamstress.

Her husband, George Nanes, whom she married January 12, 1951, passed away February 10, 2003.

Luella is survived by her loving daughter, Nancy (Jodi Kirin) Nanes of Lake Milton, who provided tender and compassionate care for Luella; a son, Ken (fiancee Angela Strock) Nanes of Wooster; her dear sister, Judy (Richard) Brennan of McDonald; a granddaughter, Rachel Nanes; many nieces and nephews; and her dear friends, Audrey Gernsey and Barb Costello.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Marie Vitez and brother, Harry Rome.

Family and friends may call Wednesday, February 27, 2013, from 5 to 8 P.M., at the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel and Thursday morning, February 28, 2013, from 9 to 9:45 A.M., at the First Federated Church in North Jackson. Funeral services will be held Thursday, 10 A.M., at the First Federated Church of North Jackson.

The family has requested that material tributes take the form of donations to Hospice of the Valley or Mother Hubbard¹s Cupboard, c/o The First Federated Church in North Jackson.

Please visit www.higgins-reardon.com to view this obituary and to send condolences.