Cecelia E. Gasper

April 22, 1921January 30, 2019

Cecelia “Ceil” E. Gasper, age 97, passed away Wednesday, January 30, 2019, while residing at Brookdale of Ravenna.

She was born April 22, 1921, in Ravenna, Ohio, to parents George and Barbara (Kuhar) Gasper. After graduation from Ravenna Township High School and Bohecker’s Business College, Ceil lived and worked in Cleveland. She was an executive secretary and retired from Durkee Foods Company after 32 years of employment. After retirement, she returned to Ravenna and enjoyed spending time with her family.

Ceil is survived by her sister Margaret and her brother Paul, as well as many loving nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her sisters Mary, Agnes, Anne, and Helen Gasper, Christine (Henry) Trivelli, and Barbara (John) Kirkland, her brothers Edward (Mary Ann) Gasper and George Gasper Jr., and her sister-in-law Joann Gasper.

She attended daily Mass at Immaculate Conception Church and belonged to Infant of Prague Guild, Catholic Daughters of America, and Young at Heart Club. While living in Cleveland, she was an active member of the Legion of Mary, a lay apostolate organization. Ceil was a loyal fan of the Cleveland Indians and Browns.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Reverend William Kraynak at 10:00 AM on Saturday, February 2, 2019, at Immaculate Conception Church, 409 W. Main St., Ravenna, with a time of fellowship to follow. Private interment will take place at St. Mary Cemetery.

Condolences and memories may be shared at In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Immaculate Conception Church. Special thanks to the staff of Brookdale of Ravenna for the compassionate care given to Cecelia.


  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, February 2, 2019

Cecelia E. Gasper

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Marvin Henderson

January 30, 2019

I had the privilege of taking care of her sister Christine up until her death Having been raised in the same home I have no doubt she was as delightful as Christine Blessed with such a lengthy life we can assume she honored both of her parents and her extended years was her reward She has now gone on to join that great cloud of witnesses that will be eternal in the heavens She is finally done with the trouble of this world and has gone on to be with the Lord Sleep on take your rest your family loves you but God loves you best I pass God's peace to all of you and pray God's blessings continue to rain down upon you