Lauretta Allard Severance  

Lauretta Allard Severance -
Our beloved Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Great-Great-Grandmother, Lauretta Allard Severance, 91, passed away in her home on Thursday, December 15, 2016, after a short lilness.

She was born January 10, 1925, and raised on Allardale Farm which is now a Medina County Park.   She was the youngest and last surviving child of Elbridge and Abby Allard.

Lauretta was a graduate of Granger High School and lived most of her life in Medina County with the exception of her 17 years in Arizona.

She retired from Westfield Insurance Company in 1980 and later from Mesa Public Schools in 1995.   Lauretta was an avid Ohio State fan and will be remembered for her boisterous cheering and her OSU cane.

Lauretta is survived by her children, Cheryl (Glenn) Leib, Charlene (Paul) Darst, Maris (Red) Dilinger, Bill Severance and Ted Severance;  15 grandchildren;  29 great-grandchildren;  five great-great-grandchildren;  her Allard nieces and nephews.   She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Curt, son Chuck Severance, brothers and a sister.

Per her wish, she will be cremated and a Memorial Service will be held Friday, January 6, 2017, at 11 a.m. at First Christian Church, with Jim Singleton officiating.   Roberts Funeral Home-Hillcrest Chapel, Wadsworth, is assisting the family with arrangements.

Online tributes may be made at   Memorial contributions may be made to the FCC Pre School Scholarship Fund at First Christian Church, 116 E. Boyer St., Wadsworth, OH 44281 or to the Allard Family Fund at Akron Community Foundation, 345 W. Cedar St., Akron, OH 44307 for the new playground at Allardale Park.

Published in Akron Beacon Journal on Dec. 16, 2016