OBITUARY

Cleo B. Adelman

March 20, 1938January 30, 2019
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Cleo B. Adelman, age 80 of Rootstown, passed away Wednesday, January 30, 2019, at UHPMC.

She was born March 20, 1938, in Stinson, West Virginia, to parents Oatha and Maysel (May) Drake. Cleo was a devoted wife, loving mother, and proud grandmother, who had a special place in her heart for all children.

She was a member of Community Bible Church. Cleo enjoyed flowers and gardening, and had a deep love for butterflies. She was a talented seamstress and a great cook. Cleo also enjoyed the outdoors, especially with her family as she was fishing, deer hunting, or camping.

Cleo is survived by her beloved husband of 42 years George Adelman, her children: Reginia (Keith) Eckmeyer, Adrian Brown, Skip (Janet) Adelman, Michelle Adelman, and Sandy Rice, as well as her siblings: Ford (Darlene) Drake, Jean (Ed) Blacklock, and Crickette (Don) Traxler. Her memory will also be cherished by her loving grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

Cleo was preceded in death by her parents, her son Nolen Brown, and her siblings: Pauline, Jack, Mart, Ruth, and Raymond.

Friends and family will be received Monday, February 4, 2019, from 5:00 – 7:00 PM with Pastor Scott Hindel officiating the funeral service at 7:00 PM at the Wood-Kortright-Borkoski Funeral Home, 703 E. Main St., Ravenna. There will also be a time to celebrate Cleo’s life on Saturday, February 9, 2019, from 1:00 – 3:00 PM at the Community Bible Church, 3671 Tallmadge Rd., Rootstown. Private inurnment will take place on a later date at Hillside Cemetery in Randolph.

Condolences and memories may be shared at www.wood-kortright-borkoski.com.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, February 4, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, February 4, 2019
  • Celebration of Life and Reception Saturday, February 9, 2019
REMEMBERING

Cleo B. Adelman

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Reginia Eckmeyer

February 5, 2019

I wish to thank everyone for the beautiful memories and special thoughts that have been shared. My mom is the most kindhearted woman who has touched so many. I am so thankful to have had my time with her over the years. The one from whom I have learned so much. From the person I hope to be much like. I only hope that a big part of my mom's joy of life, her contagious smile, her thoughtfulness, and her gentle soul, can shine, and live through me, and all those she has touched, in even the littlest of ways. Above all, I am so very thankful, to call her "Mom". I love you, Mom, forever and always --dilly dilly-- --I love you, mom

Treva (Brown ) Grose

February 3, 2019

My aunt Chleo, I remember you years ago when you were married to my uncle Gene. You were a sweetheart then, you reminded me a lot of my mom who I lost 36 years ago. You will be greatly missed and loved.

Kathaleen Ciganik

February 3, 2019

Aunt Cleo will always be remembered as one of the kindest women I have ever known. She always had a big smile on her face and found joy in everything. I will never forget how she would wear glitter in her hair at Christmas. I can still see her tilting her head back and forth showing me those sparkles! She always made me smile. I loved that our birthdays were only 3 days apart and for most of my life, we always exchanged birthday cards. I will miss her and will never forget her. I hope she is with my grandma now looking down on us with the brightest sparkles possible, shining from her hair.

Laci Jarvis

February 1, 2019

Aunt Cleo is one of the most thoughtful and kind people I’ve ever met.
She always sent everyone a card for their birthday and called them every year - we went to her house a lot as a kid and she must have had a mile long birthday list of everyone she knew on her fridge!! I will always miss her sparkles, butterflies and bright colors.
We will miss you, Aunt Cleo.

Love,
Laci

Rhea Jarvis

February 1, 2019

Always remember you Aunt Cleo. She always wore colorful flowers, bows and barrettes in her hair and a smile on her face. Sweet lady.

Louise coffman

February 1, 2019

YES you will be missed by a lot people.I remember meeting you up at Tucaway Lake.I knew you were a very special person.Over the years I felt lucky to see you and share time with you. Thank you for your friendship.

Donna Gill

February 1, 2019

Heaven recieved a new angel. Aunt Cleo a sweet lady. All who new you, loved you. Your wings are surely trimmed in gold.

Kathy Beyers

February 1, 2019

Aunt Cleo, you will be missed by many. I’ll never forget spending the night at your house or the times we all camped at the A-Frame in Pennsylvania , our backyard in Windsor, or when everyone camped at Tucaway Lake. You were the one who first told me a paper bag was a “poke”! Enjoy all the heavenly butterflies!

Janice Santimarino

January 31, 2019

Cleo knew no strangers. She might have been my exmother in law but to me you will always be my mother in law. You were a great grandma to my son. And he loved you to the moon and back. I will miss you till the day we meet again

Love you Cleo.

Jan and mike

Michelle Adelman

January 31, 2019

A beautiful woman with a beautiful soul. The kindest heart that was so big she made every single person in her life feel loved, she never spread it thin. I couldn’t have asked for a better step mother. I will always remember our one on one conversations whether it be in person or for an hour over the telephone. So many wonderful memories and your contagious smile will never be forgotten.
She truly was one of a kind.

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Biography

Cleo B. Adelman, age 80 of Rootstown, passed away Wednesday, January 30, 2019, at UHPMC.

She was born March 20, 1938, in Stinson, West Virginia, to parents Oatha and Maysel (May) Drake. Cleo was a devoted wife, loving mother, and proud grandmother, who had a special place in her heart for all children.

She was a member of Community Bible Church. Cleo enjoyed flowers and gardening, and had a deep love for butterflies. She was a talented seamstress and a great cook. Cleo also enjoyed the outdoors, especially with her family as she was fishing, deer hunting, or camping.

Cleo is survived by her beloved husband of 42 years George Adelman, her children: Reginia (Keith) Eckmeyer, Adrian Brown, Skip (Janet) Adelman, Michelle Adelman, and Sandy Rice, as well as her siblings: Ford (Darlene) Drake, Jean (Ed) Blacklock, and Crickette (Don) Traxler. Her memory will also be cherished by her loving grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

Cleo was preceded in death by her parents, her son Nolen Brown, and her siblings: Pauline, Jack, Mart, Ruth, and Raymond.

Friends and family will be received Monday, February 4, 2019, from 5:00 – 7:00 PM with Pastor Scott Hindel officiating the funeral service at 7:00 PM at the Wood-Kortright-Borkoski Funeral Home, 703 E. Main St., Ravenna. There will also be a time to celebrate Cleo’s life on Saturday, February 9, 2019, from 1:00 – 3:00 PM at the Community Bible Church, 3671 Tallmadge Rd., Rootstown. Private inurnment will take place on a later date at Hillside Cemetery in Randolph.

Condolences and memories may be shared at www.wood-kortright-borkoski.com.