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St. Richard Catholic Church
Thursday September 24th, 2020
5:00pm - 7:00pm

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Mass of Christian Burial

Weigel Funeral Home ~ Swanton
Friday September 25th, 2020

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Stella Massie

Stella Massie, 93, of Swanton, Ohio, passed away peacefully in her home, Tuesday morning, September 22, 2020. She was born December 22, 1926 in Toledo, Ohio to Roman and Victoria (Kova) Jablonski. She married Harold Massie on August 11, 1942, and had four children together.

Stella worked for the Pilliod Box Factory for 37 years and Ralph Keefe Greenhouse for 20 years.  She always had a strong work ethic, and instilled that into her children and grandchildren.  She was a member of St. Richard Catholic Parish, and was a charter member of the Swanton American Legion Post #479.

Stella was an avid painter and often choose oil as her medium. She found painting flowers to be the most enjoyable. When Stella was not painting, she spent her free time crocheting. Stella enjoyed being creative and giving her beautiful artwork away to friends and family. 

Left to cherish her memory are her children, Linda L. (Emilio) McVey, Vickie Lynne Massie, son- in-law, James B. Keller; daughter-in-law, Alice; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Stella was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Harold; son, Dallas Massie and daughter, Melody Keller.

Family and friends may visit Thursday, September 24th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home in Swanton. Visitation will continue Friday, September 25th from 10:00 am to 11:00 am at St. Richard Catholic Church, where a Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11:00 am, with Fr. Eric Culler presiding. Interment will follow St. Richard’s Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

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I met Stella many years ago in Las Vegas, NV while staying with her daughter, Vickie. She was a kind, talented woman who treated me like family and gave me a reverse order painting that I have had hanging in my home for 22 years. I know you are enjoying Heaven! I am privileged to have known you.

Tricia Armstrong Dec 10 2021 12:37 AM

Thoughts and prayers are with you. May God give you strength at this most difficult time. Heaven gained another Angel.

Bonnie and Ron Holdeman Sep 23 2020 12:00 AM

Linda / Vic, Sorry to hear the loss of your Mother may she Rest in Peace

Joel Babcock Sep 23 2020 12:00 AM

Knowing Stella was a joy. I enjoyed her outspokenness. She was a generous talented woman. I will miss her. Eileen

Eileen Inks Sep 22 2020 12:00 AM

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