Valeria M. Krause
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Valeria M. Krause

Valeria M. Krause, 99, of Kittanning, PA, formerly of Elyria, OH, passed away on Thursday, June 10, 2021, at Armstrong County Memorial Hospital.

She was born on March 25, 1922 in Cleveland, Ohio, the daughter of Michael and Julia (Smelko) Yerga.

Valeria was a member of the St. Mary Church in Elyria, Ohio. She was a longtime volunteer at Elyria Memorial Hospital where they named an annual volunteer award in her honor. She loved to travel, garden, and spend time with her family. Valeria enjoyed teaching her family how to prepare traditional European family meals and she cherished their Christmas traditions.

Her memory will be cherished by her daughter, Sharon Vesely and husband, Richard of Kittanning, PA; her son, Jeffrey Krause and wife, Dianne of Columbus, OH; grandchildren, Michael Vesely and wife, Kate of Chesapeake, VA, Mark Vesely and wife, Priya of Baltimore, MD, Ryan Vesely and wife, Emily of Redwood City, CA, and Kinsey Krause of Columbus, OH; great- grandchildren, Mary Elizabeth Vesely, Kirsten Katherine Vesely, Kyrie Vesely, Thomas Vesely, Meghan Vesely, Rohan Vesely, and Sahil Vesely; and one great-great-grandson, Sterling Valentine Vesely. Valeria is also survived by two sisters, Julia Bilow of Hudson, NH and Edith Fox of Maple Heights, OH.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband of 61 years, Edwin V. Krause, who passed away in 2003; her brother, Michael Yerga; and sisters, Virginia Malota, Anna Wolfe, and Georgene Campbell.

A memorial service will be held at a future date in Elyria, OH.

Memorial contributions may be made in Valeria's honor to the Valeria Krause Volunteer Award c/o UH Elyria Memorial Hospital, 630 E. River St., Elyria, OH 44035.

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