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LIBERTY TOWNSHIP – Eleanor B. McClelland, 92, died Monday morning at her home with her children at her side.

She was born Oct. 30, 1920, in Youngstown, a daughter of Michael and Katherine Zikeli Bretz and was a lifelong area resident.

Mrs. McClelland was a 1938 graduate from The Rayen School. She was a wife and mother, a member of the New Life Lutheran Church in Liberty and a lifetime member of the Saxon Club.

Her husband, Gene L. McClelland Sr., whom she married Jan. 19, 1946, died Sept. 24, 1998.

She leaves a son, Gene L. McClelland Jr. of Liberty; a daughter, Ellen (Dale) Bassford of Kula, Hawaii; a grandson, Ian Bassford of Kula; a granddaughter, Sara (Luke) Smitherman of Honolulu; and a great-grandson Joseph.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Ralph Bretz, Edward Bretz and William Bretz; and three sisters, Emma Greff, Matilda Bretz, and Helen Bretz.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the Kelley-Robb-Cummins Funeral Home.

Friends and family may call on Friday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Kelley-Robb-Cummins Funeral Home.

Interment will be at Forrest Lawn Cemetery.

Officiating will be Pastor Bill Wessner.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the New Life Lutheran Church, 1181 Churchhill Hubbard Road, Youngstown, OH 44505 or to the donor’s favorite charity.

Please visit www.krcummins.com to view this obituary and to send condolences to the family.

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