Laura L. Wolford

January 24, 1911 ‒ January 08, 2002

Shenandoah, Ohio

SHENANDOAH: Laura L. Wolford, 90, of Shenandoah, died Tuesday morning January 8, 2002 in Winchester Terrace.

She was born January 24, 1911 in Ruggles Township, Ashland County, to William Jay and Dora Emily (Parker) Doty, was graduated from Ruggles High School in 1929, and attended Oberlin School of Commerce.

On July 23, 1930 she married Willment W. Wolford, and in 1936 they moved to the rural Shenandoah farm that would become their lifelong home. Willment preceded her in death on October 31, 1972.

In addition to assisting in the operation of three Northern Richland County farms, Laura worked at the former Cresco, Inc. in Ashland during the 1950’s.

A skilled needle worker, she enjoyed sewing, crocheting and tatting and until recently tended large vegetable and flower gardens. Laura served her community as both a member and officer in the Shenandoah Grange.

A member of Shenandoah Christian Church since 1936, Laura leaves a legacy of Christian faith and service. In her more active years, she taught Sunday school, Vacation Bible School, and served on the church board. Mrs. Wolford served as president of both the Women’s Missionary Society of the Shenandoah Christian Church, and the North Richland County Council of Rural Christian Women for many years.

She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law Shontell I. & J. Paul Snyder of Bellville and Eileen Wolford & William Marsh of Mansfield; a son and daughter-in-law Charles W. & Laura Wolford of Greenwich; eight grandchildren and their spouses Bradley L. & Kim Snyder of Powell, Deborah & Doug Walters of Mount Gilead, Randy S. Snyder of Gahanna, Dianna & Larry Lombardo of Ashland, J. Todd & Linda Snyder of Mansfield and Laura Barnard & Blake Womack of Alameda, CA; and ten great grandchildren. Her family was the source of great joy, and on them she lavished her devotion.

In addition to her husband, a sister Jessie Ashton preceded her in death.

Friends may call Friday January 11, 2002 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home, Mansfield. Visitation continues Saturday morning from 10 am until time of the 11 am funeral service in Shenandoah Christian Church, 5642 State Route 13 North. Pastor Thomas M. McFadden will officiate. Burial will follow in Shenandoah Cemetery.

Memorial contributions to Shenandoah Christian Church may be made at the funeral home.