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Madlyn Cress

ASHTABULA – Madlyn (Maille) Weppler Meade Cress, 99, passed away peacefully Saturday, December 23, 2017 at Country Club Retirement Center.
She was born June 8, 1918 in Bradford, PA, the daughter of Eugene and Elsie (Malone) Maille. She has called Ashtabula home since the age of 2. Madlyn attended St. Joseph and Ashtabula High School. She resided in Ashtabula Harbor and in recent years at the Country Club Retirement Center where she received excellent care.
Madlyn worked at several places in her teens and early 20’s, where she spent her time as a waitress at Washington Lunch and the Swallow’s. She also was a clerk at Hoffman Pharmacy.
She married in 1941, when her husband returned from oversees, they moved to Euclid and Madlyn was employed at the May Co. in downtown Cleveland until 1959, when they decided to return home to Ashtabula. Mrs. Cress was a member of Our Lady of Peace Parish (Mother of Sorrows Church)
Her survivors include numerous nieces and nephews.
Madlyn was the oldest of her mother’s seven children who all preceded her in death. They were John, Paul, Louis, Charles, Kenneth, and James Maille. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, John Weppler; her second husband, Daniel Meade; her third husband, Robert Cress on December 24, 2012; and her parents.
With keeping with her wishes no calling hours or services will be held. A memorial Mass will be held at a later date. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Ashtabula.
Contributions may be made to Our Lady of Peace Parish, 3312 Lake Avenue, Ashtabula OH 44004 or to Bella Care Hospice, 1933 OH-45, Austinburg, Ohio 44010
The family would like to thank the staff at Country Club Retirement Center and Bella Care Hospice for the kind and compassionate care they have given over the years.
ZABACK-WILLIAMS-DUCRO FUNERAL HOME, 500 West Prospect Road, Ashtabula is in charge of arrangements. www.ducro.com


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