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Ashtabula County, Ohio

Monday, December 23, 2002

Methel R. Kitchen

CONNEAUT - Methel R. Kitchen, 85, formerly of Sherman Street, died Saturday, Dec. 21, 2002, at UHHS Brown Memorial Hospital.
She was born June 12, 1917, in Monroe Township, a daughter of Cary and Mary (Dittler) Van Skoik.
Mrs. Kitchen graduated with special honors from Conneaut High School in 1936. She was employed at the former W.T. Grant department store and as an office manager for Eazor Trucking.
She attended Lakeview United Methodist Church. She was a member of the Moose and Eagle club auxiliaries and a member of the Hammonds Corners Ladies Aid.
She enjoyed wallpapering, doing search-and-find puzzles and jigsaw puzzles.
Since October 2001, Mrs. Kitchen had lived at The Villa at the Lake, where she enjoyed stretching class, dominoes, bingo, crafts and concerts.
Survivors include her three daughters, Nora Peck of Brooksville, Fla., and Norma Jean Howland and Barbara Godfrey, both of Conneaut; two sons, Wendell of North Kingsville, and Charles of Conneaut; 17 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Ed and Raymond; and two sisters, her twin, Ethel, and Bertha.
Service will be 2 p.m. Thursday at the Marcy Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 208 Liberty St., Conneaut. The Rev. David Miller, of Lakeview United Methodist Church, will officiate.
Burial will be in the mausoleum at Greenlawn Memory Gardens, North Kingsville.
Calling hours are noon to 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Lakeview United Methodist Church. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.