Letta L. Talaga

January 29, 1923 ‒ July 14, 2011

Pavonia, Ohio

PAVONIA: Letta L. Talaga, age 88, of Pavonia passed away Thursday, July 14, 2011 in Mansfield MedCentral Hospital following a brief illness.

Letta was born January 29, 1923 in Lucas the daughter of Herman and Viva Spreng. She graduated second in her class from Lucas High School.

Letta understood the value of hard work. During the depression she helped shovel coal, and during WWII she worked at Westinghouse. Later Letta was an accountant for Sears. She then retired from Empire Detroit Steel. Although retired, Letta continued working part time for Therm-O-Disc.

She attended First English Lutheran Church. Letta loved reading and often listened to the Cleveland Indians on her radio.

She is survived by her son Greg McKinley of Pavonia; half brothers Jack (Patricia) Merchant and Jim Merchant both of Lucas; nephews Mark and Mike Merchant.

Along with her parents, Letta was preceded in death by her first husband George McKinley and second husband Stan Talaga.

Visitation will be Monday, July 18, 2011 from 2-3pm in the Marion Avenue Snyder Funeral Home where Letta’s funeral will begin at 3pm. The Rev. Paul Larson will officiate. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Disabled American Veterans may be made at the funeral home.

Private online condolences to the family may be made by visiting:www.snyderfuneralhomes.com