Violet Mae Ink

May 03, 1927 ‒ December 03, 2007

North Canton, Ohio

NORTH CANTON: Violet Mae (Johnson) Ink, age 80, of North Canton, and formerly of Kent, left this life on Monday morning December 3, 2007 at the Windsor Medical Center, North Canton after surviving seven-years with breast cancer.

Born in Akron on May 3, 1927, she lived most of her life in the Brimfield and Kent area, moving to North Canton in 1992.

She retired in 1989 from Ametek Lamb Electric in Kent after working there 32 years as an executive secretary. Prior to this, she was a secretary for 10 years in the Kent office of the Ohio Edison Company.

Following retirement, she and her husband Walter “Pete” Ink spent many years wintering at Seven Lakes in Ft. Myers, Florida, enjoying activities with friends and family.

Violet was a member of the Olive Chapter No. 53 Order of Eastern Star, Kent and was a former member and officer of the Kent Business & Professional Women’s Club and the Portage County Republican Women’s Club. Active for many years as a precinct committeeman, poll booth worker and party volunteer, Violet also was the first women to serve as the Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Portage County Republican Party.

She was a member of the United Church of Christ in Kent and was a former Cub Scout Den Mother. In recent years, Violet enjoyed her family, spent time gardening, always wore an “angel” pin, and signed her name with violet colored ink.

On November 21, 2007, Violet and Walter celebrated their 53rd Wedding Anniversary.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Rebecca (Ink) & Ted W. Hall of North Canton; her grandson Peter Cameron Hall; her son and daughter-in-law Robert E. & Laura (France) Ink of Twin Lakes, Kent.

Also surviving her are her sisters the Rev. Myrtle (Warren) Darrah of Springfield, Mo. and Dorothy Cable of Hartville, brother George (Jan) Johnson of Grant, Ne.; sisters-in-law Ruth Ink of Mansfield, Donna (Larry) Bilbee of Bellville and brother and sister-in-law Charles and Wilma Ink of Mansfield; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Many of Vi’s fondest memories were of times spent with the Ink family and friends in the Lexington area.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday December 8, 2007 at Noon at John Knox Presbyterian Church, 5155 Eastlake St. NW, North Canton, Ohio on the hill off Frank Road, near the KSU Stark Campus, where the family will receive friends beginning at 10:30 A.M. Friends may also call on Sunday evening December 9, from 6-8 P.M. in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home. An Eastern Star Memorial Service will follow at 8 PM. Funeral Services will be Monday at 11 A.M. at the funeral home with the Rev. Doug Patton officiating. Burial will follow in Lexington Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to Rocton Lodge for the building preservation of the Kent Masonic Temple, 409 W. Main St. Kent, Ohio 44240.

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