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Elizabeth (Ely) Fales

1933 - 2021

Middlefield, OH


Elizabeth Fales (nee Ely), 87, of Middlefield, OH passed away peacefully Monday afternoon, March 29th, 2021 at UH-Geauga Medical Center. She was born in Middlefield on November 25th, 1933 to the late Lysle and Helen (Steele) Ely. Elizabeth is once again reunited with her loving husband of 66 years, Ronald Fales, who died January 12th, 2019.

She enjoyed being an Avon Sales Rep for over twenty years before retiring. In 2005, Elizabeth was browsing through a knitting catalogue and came across the prayer shawl ministry which inspired her to become a member and start making prayer shawls. Since then, Elizabeth has made over 3,000 prayer shawls which have been distributed to all 50 U.S. states and many countries around the world.

Elizabeth will be greatly missed by: her children, Ron (Tammy) Fales, Helene (Lou) Laird, Angela (Robert) Moran, Cyndi Yoxall, Dee Ann (Ed) Tobin, Samantha Fales, Holli (Jack) Jackson; 15 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; sister, Grace Ely; and many friends.

She is preceded in death by: her parents; husband, Ronald; daughter, Hilda Fales; grandsons, Aaron and Jason; and brothers, Lysle Ely and Robert Ely.


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Pam Conley

April 1, 2021 12:44 PM

Sam, so sorry for the loss of your mom! I know how heartbreaking it can be as my mom just passed away February 25th! Hugs to you and your family!

Mindy Roose Sitko

March 31, 2021 9:45 AM

Natalie Pajk, LSW

March 31, 2021 8:25 AM

I am so sorry for the loss of your mother and grandmother. Elizabeth was such a strong woman who loved and missed Ronny very much. She also had so much love for her family. I would visit her and she would always tell me such wonderful stories. Life was not easy for her, but she never complained, always looking on the bright side. Please know your family is in my prayers. 

Kathy Miller

March 30, 2021 9:36 PM

Prayers to the families... loved her prayer shawls. Her love for church and family was witnessed by all.
In God’s love always
Kathy and Ron Miller

Denise Toth

March 30, 2021 9:24 PM

Sam I’m very sorry to hear about your Mother’s passing. It was wonderful seeing you. I will be lifting you and your family in my prayers.

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