OBITUARY

Patricia Ann McElwain

March 12, 1928June 9, 2018

Patricia A. McElwain, age 90, of North Canton, passed away at home with her family by her side on Saturday, June 9, 2018.

She was born March 12, 1928 in Canton, Ohio to the late Ernest and Ethel (Peters) Moon. Patricia was a graduate of North Canton High School and Bowling Green State University. She taught Physical Education at Loudonville High School and Hoover High School, and was a lifelong parishioner at St. Paul Catholic Church, North Canton. Patricia was vibrant, smart, and funny. She will be remembered as an accomplished homemaker, seamstress, and gardener. She enjoyed nature and loved to swim.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert. She is survived by her daughters, Shelley (Harry) Johnston of Canton, and Amy Johns of Massillon; grandchildren, Andrew (Kaitlin) Johnston of Uniontown, and Stephanie (Justin) Ray of Canton; great-grandchildren, Evelyn and Isabelle Johnston; brother, Robert (Nancy) Moon of North Canton; numerous nieces and nephews; and canine companion, Ella.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00am on Friday at St. Paul Catholic Church, 241 South Main St., North Canton, with Rev. Fr. James A. Clarke officiating. Entombment will be at Sunset Hills Memory Gardens. There will be no calling hours. As a tribute to Patricia, do a kind gesture in her memory. A heartfelt thank you to those who cared for Mom during the last several years. Arrangements under the direction of Karlo-Libby Funeral Home.

Services

  • Mass of Christian Burial Friday, June 15, 2018
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Karen Wittig

June 14, 2018

Dear Shelley and Amy, I am so sorry for ur loss - she was a wonderful and kind woman and both of u were great daughters! I have such wonderful memories with both ur parents - life of the party! And spending time at ur parents pool! She will be missed! All my luv to both of u!

Julie Corcoran

June 13, 2018

Amy and Shelley, I am so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. She was the most supportive of parents, and made your home the place everyone wanted to be while we were growing up. Amy, you were such a sweet friend listening to my rambling when I went through this, and I regret that we haven't stayed in touch. I'd love to hear from you. Hoping that all the happy memories will outweigh the sorrow. Love, Julie Willaman Corcoran

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Patricia A. McElwain, age 90, of North Canton, passed away at home with her family by her side on Saturday, June 9, 2018.

She was born March 12, 1928 in Canton, Ohio to the late Ernest and Ethel (Peters) Moon. Patricia was a graduate of North Canton High School and Bowling Green State University. She taught Physical Education at Loudonville High School and Hoover High School, and was a lifelong parishioner at St. Paul Catholic Church, North Canton. Patricia was vibrant, smart, and funny. She will be remembered as an accomplished homemaker, seamstress, and gardener. She enjoyed nature and loved to swim.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert. She is survived by her daughters, Shelley (Harry) Johnston of Canton, and Amy Johns of Massillon; grandchildren, Andrew (Kaitlin) Johnston of Uniontown, and Stephanie (Justin) Ray of Canton; great-grandchildren, Evelyn and Isabelle Johnston; brother, Robert (Nancy) Moon of North Canton; numerous nieces and nephews; and canine companion, Ella.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00am on Friday at St. Paul Catholic Church, 241 South Main St., North Canton, with Rev. Fr. James A. Clarke officiating. Entombment will be at Sunset Hills Memory Gardens. There will be no calling hours. As a tribute to Patricia, do a kind gesture in her memory. A heartfelt thank you to those who cared for Mom during the last several years. Arrangements under the direction of Karlo-Libby Funeral Home.