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Oleta B. Greenlief

May 17, 1934 ~ January 11, 2024 (age 89) 89 Years Old

Oleta Greenlief Obituary

Oleta B. Greenlief, 89, of Ashtabula, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, January 11, 2024 following an extended illness.  Oleta was born on May 17, 1934 in Weston, West Virginia, to John and Ruby (Winemiller) Westfall.  She lived in West Virginia until relocating to Northern Ohio to work and raise a family.  Until her retirement, Oleta had a long career in Ashtabula’s fiberglass and plastic industries working hard and making friends. Truly an industrious people person, she also occasionally worked in sales. Oleta enjoyed travel with Hawaii and Las Vegas being her favorite destinations. She was an avid bingo player, a frequent casino guest, a good cook, and an enthusiastic bargain hunter.  Oleta was a loving mother, grandmother, aunt, and sister who cherished time spent with family.  She will be remembered for her concern for others, her love of family, her sense of humor, and her interest in her grandchildren and great-grandchildren’s lives. She was loved deeply and leaves a legacy that will live on with everyone who knew her. 

Oleta is survived by her children: Marcheta (Stanley) Wojtowicz of Ashtabula, John Greenlief of Ashtabula, Sharon Helton of Newark, Ohio, Kathleen (James) Kline of Perry, Ohio, and Calvin (Mia) Crawford of Ashtabula. She is survived by grandchildren:  Laveta Valente, Marla (Joseph) Schor, Christina (David) Jones, James R. Helton, Ronald Pal, Robert Watson, Olivia Kline, Monica Kline, Donald V. Crawford, Joseph Crawford, and Grace Crawford. She is survived by many great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.  She is survived by her sister, Mary Gaines of North Kingsville, and her niece, Wanda Gaines of Ashtabula. 

Oleta was preceded in death by the love of her life, Donald C. Crawford, her parents, stepfather, Audra Allen, daughter, Sheila Watson, son-in-law, James Helton, grandchildren, David Helton, Mark Pal, and Andrew Watson, brother-in-law, William Gaines, and niece, Marcia Gaines.

Visitation will take place Monday, January 15, 2024 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Guerriero Funeral Home, 1550 West 19th Street in Ashtabula, to be followed at 12:00 by a funeral service.  The family suggests that in lieu of flowers memorial contributions be made in her name to the Geneva Senior Center where she spent so many happy hours.

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Visitation
Monday
January 15, 2024

10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Guerriero Funeral Home
1550 W 19th Street
Ashtabula, OH 44004

Funeral Service
Monday
January 15, 2024

12:00 PM
Guerriero Funeral Home
1550 W 19th Street
Ashtabula, OH 44004

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