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Welcome to the memorial page for

Lela E. Bliler

April 14, 1914 ~ April 20, 2017 (age 103)

CANTON – Lela E. Bliler, age 103, passed away on April 20, 2017.

Born on April 14, 1914 in Barberton, OH to the late Jesse and Sarah (Sinclair) Lesh, she was a resident of Canton for the last 4 1/2 years, previously of the Wadsworth / Doylestown area. Lela was retired from Babcock &Wilcox, and was a member of Silver Creek Christian Church in Norton for many years.  She loved to spend time with her large family and also enjoyed knitting, crocheting, word search and crossword puzzles.

In addition to her parents, Lela is preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth in 1969; son, Ronald; grandson, Jimmy; great grandson, Michael; sister, Lola Dowalter; niece, Susan Dowalter.  She is survived by her daughters, Nancy Williams of Akron, Kay (David) Shank of Hartville; 6 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; many great-great grandchildren; and one great-great-great granddaughter; brother in-law, Richard Dowalter of Dublin, OH; nieces, Barbara Dowalter, Sally Bergquist; other family and friends.

The family would like to thank the staff at the Canton Christian Home for their care of Lela over the past few years.

Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 11 a.m. in the chapel at Canton Christian Home, 2550 Cleveland Ave. NW, Canton, OH 44709 with Pastor Ron Iwanusa, officiating.  Burial to take place at North Canton Cemetery.  Family will receive friends on Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Zak-Thacker & Monbarren Funeral Home, 132 N. Portage St., Doylestown, 44230, and one hour prior to service on Tuesday at the Canton Christian Home.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Canton Christian Home Benevolent Fund.  Online obituary and guest registry are available at

(Zak-Thacker & Monbarren, 330-658-2211)


Charitable donations may be made to:

Canton Christian Home Benevolent Fund
2550 Cleveland Ave. NW, Canton OH 44709

 Service Information

April 24, 2017

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Zak-Thacker & Monbarren Funeral Home
Doylestown, OH

April 25, 2017

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Canton Christian Home
Canton, OH

Funeral Service
April 25, 2017

11:00 AM
Canton Christian Home
Canton, OH

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