Rosetta "Lee" Olinger

31 July, 19286 February, 2021

Rosetta “Lee” Olinger, age 92, of Akron, OH, passed away on Saturday February 6, 2021. She was born on July 31, 1928 in Louisville, Kentucky, to the late Smiley and Marie Donella. Lee graduated from Central High school. After high school Lee went on to retire from A&P grocery store of over 40 years where she met the love of her life Jerry. They married in the Summer of 1960 and created a wonderful life. Lee enjoyed spending much of her time with her family and friends. She spent many summers at Lake Erie at her and Jerrys cottage where she enjoyed jet skiing, boating, and fishing. In the colder months she spent her time crocheting, quilting, and sewing. Lee was an avid seamstress.

In addition to her parents, she is proceeded in death by her devoted husband Jerry Olinger Sr of 60 years, brothers George and Sonny Donella, and sister Marie Jane Roop. Lee is survived by her son Jerry (Colleen) Olinger of Akron, OH, daughter Sandra (Shawn) Thornton of Louisville, OH, her grandchildren: Alix Olinger, Erin Thornton, Kendra Eckert, Ian (Misty) Olinger, great -grandchildren: Kaius, Scarlett, and Peyton, sister Theresa Mourat, and host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In leu of flowers, please make a donation to The Alzheimer's Association Due to Covid-19 there will be no formal services but a small immediate family farewell will take place at Rose Hill Funeral Home. Memories and condolences may be shared at


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Layne Olinger Reynolds

10 February 2021

I have such fond memories of my sweet Aunt Lee. Kind, reserved, talented, generous are her qualities that spring to mind. She smiled so often and that only added to her beauty inside and out. Give Uncle Jerry a big hug from us.

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