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Elda Ruth Lorah

August 19, 1930 - May 11, 2017

Elda Ruth Lorah, 86, passed away Thursday, May 11, 2017 at Calcutta Health Care, following a lengthy illness.

She was born in Frenchburg, Kentucky on August 19, 1930 a daughter to the late Mearl and Ruth (Leet) McDowell. She was a 1948 graduate of West Chester High School in Iowa and had a Bachelors Degree from Sterling College in Kansas and a Masters Degree in Special Education from Youngstown State University. Moving here in 1961, Elda was a teacher at LaCroft Elementary for 33 years before retiring in 1992. She was a long standing member of First Evangelical Presbyterian Church.

She is survived by four sons: Paul Lorah and his wife Linda of East Liverpool, OH, John Lorah of Laurel, MD, Mark Lorah of August, GA and Stephen Lorah and his wife Helen on East Liverpool, OH; two sisters: Peggy Parcel and her husband Keith of West Chester, Iowa and Patty Varner of Witchita, KS and one half-sister: Marian Cuddlebach of Washington, Iowa and six grandchildren: Nathan (23) of Cocoa Beach, FL, Jason (22), David (20), Abigail (16), Hannah (13) and Andrew (10) all of East Liverpool, OH.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Robert W. Lorah whom she married August 23, 1955; three half-brothers: John McDowell, David McDowell and Mearl McDowell and two half sisters: Jane Leet and Edna Estep.

Services will be held at the Calcutta Chapel of the Martin MacLean Altmeyer Funeral Homes on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 10 AM with Pastor Mack Gray of the church officiating. Burial will follow in Columbiana County Memorial Park.

Family will be present to receive friends at the Calcutta funeral home on Monday, May 15, 2017 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM.

Family and friends may view this obituary, sign the guest book or send condolences online at www.martinmacleanaltmeyer.com or by visiting the funeral homes Facebook page.

Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Monday, May 15, 2017

Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Location:

Martin MacLean Altmeyer Funeral Homes Calcutta Chapel

15872 St. Clair Avenue
Calcutta, Ohio 43920


Date: Monday, May 15, 2017

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location:

Martin MacLean Altmeyer Funeral Homes Calcutta Chapel

15872 St. Clair Avenue
Calcutta, Ohio 43920


Service Information

Date: Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Time: 10:00 am

Location:

Martin MacLean Altmeyer Funeral Homes Calcutta Chapel

15872 St. Clair Avenue
Calcutta, Ohio 43920


Cemetery Information

Date: Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Location:

Columbiana County Memorial Park

16078 Irish Ridge Road
East Liverpool, Ohio 43920


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