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Laura K. Hovanec

Laura K. Hovanec

Laura Kathleen Hovanec, 61, of Ashtabula, passed away unexpectedly at home surrounded by her family on Friday, November 10, 2017.

She was born September 30, 1956 in Queens, New York, the daughter of the late James and Joan (Biehle) Castles. Laura worked as a bus driver for many years. She was an avid crafter and loved attending the Medieval Faire year after year. Laura had a love for music and animals, but most of all enjoyed spending time with her family.

Laura is survived by her daughter, Melissa (Daniel) Tanner; adopted daughter, Mary (Karl) vonBusse and their children, Katerina, Seth, and Ruthie; sisters, Diane (Steven) Anderson, Arleen (Ed) Rogan, and Karen (Larry Barrett) Castles; and her grand doggies.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, James Castles; and many aunts and uncles.

A Celebration of Laura’s Life will be held on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 5PM at the Ducro Funeral Home, 4524 Elm Ave., Ashtabula. Friends may call on Tuesday from 3PM until the time of service at 5pm.

Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the family.

Ducro Funeral Services and Crematory is assisting the family.

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