Maryellen Margaret LaHurd obituary photo
 
In Memory of

Maryellen Margaret LaHurd

September 1, 1924 - July 31, 2017

Obituary


Enveloped in the love she shared with others for almost 93 years, Maryellen LaHurd joined her beloved Fred in heaven on Monday evening, finally at peace surrounded by those who loved her the most.



Reunited in heaven at last, they await the arrival of their children—Jeffrey, Claudia, David and Melanie who adored them, and their grandchildren—Jeffrey, Erin, Danielle, Allison, Colin, Stephen, and great grandchildren—Dean, Jillian, Brody, and Grace who mourn their loss.



Maryellen and Fred moved to Sarasota in 1950 from Akron, Ohio.



Both led their life according to the Golden Rule,...

Enveloped in the love she shared with others for almost 93 years, Maryellen LaHurd joined her beloved Fred in heaven on Monday evening, finally at peace surrounded by those who loved her the most.



Reunited in heaven at last, they await the arrival of their children—Jeffrey, Claudia, David and Melanie who adored them, and their grandchildren—Jeffrey, Erin, Danielle, Allison, Colin, Stephen, and great grandchildren—Dean, Jillian, Brody, and Grace who mourn their loss.



Maryellen and Fred moved to Sarasota in 1950 from Akron, Ohio.



Both led their life according to the Golden Rule, taught their children to always respect and care for others less fortunate, and to not judge, or cast stones.



Although never wealthy, they were blessed with a treasure trove of love which they gave and received freely in equal measure.



They met and fell immediately in love as teenagers at North High School in Akron in the 1930s and were seldom apart. She adored him, and he her for the remainder of their lives.



She was the more outgoing of the two. He was quiet and thoughtful and was often described as a “sweet guy” by many who knew him.



Maryellen never met a person in whom she could not find good, never criticized others, and drew her joy from the family she nurtured throughout her life.



She loved to travel, particularly to Ireland where she immersed herself in the values of her heritage.



Maryellen possessed a stoic nature; no matter what difficulty she faced, she never complained, and was easily given to laughter. In the end, she just wanted to be with her Fred, and so she departed to join him.



Both were lifetime members of St. Martha’s Church.



A celebration in her honor will be held in the near future.



In lieu of flowers, a donation to Hospice would be most appreciated.