Ellen Margaret Latvala (nee: Rosengren), 87 years of age, and a resident of Amherst, passed away Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at New Life Hospice Residential Center in Lorain following a brief illness.
She was born September 25, 1924 in Ontario, Canada. Ellen had made her home in Cleveland and Ashtabula before moving to Amherst where she had made her home for the last forty plus years.
Faithful to her calling of being a homemaker, Ellen's life followed the course of her husband's ministry as a Lutheran minister. A woman of great faith, congregations in both Ashtabula and Cleveland where her husband pastored we're blessed by her love and care before she and her husband came to St. Paul Lutheran Church in Amherst. While caring for the members of St. Paul Lutheran Church Ellen' husband passed away however she remained a faithful member until her death. Ellen was an excellent seamstress, making not only her own clothing, but caring for the tailoring needs of many in the community and even on occasion making wedding dresses.
Ellen leaves to cherish her memory her sons Roderick Latvala of Amherst, Mark Latvala of Emsworth, Pennsylvania, daughters Thalia Latvala of Cincinnati, Charlotte (Tony) Savocchia of Sewickley , Pennsylvania; six grandchildren, two great great grandchildren and her sister Charolotte (Sergio) Cascardo of Orlando, Florida.
She was preceded in death by her husband of twenty-nine years Rev. Vilho Victor Latvala on June 10, 1975 as well as by her brother and sister; also by her parents Nicholas and Sirkka Rosengren (nee: Elo).
Friends may call Friday from 10:30 a.m. until the time of service at 11:00 a.m at St. Paul Lutheran Church; 115 Central Drive, Amherst. The Rev. Terrance Adamson, pastor will officiate. Burial will be in Hope Memorial Garden in Hinckley, Ohio
The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church c/o The Christian Aid Fund; 115 Central Drive, Amherst, OH 44001.