Eleanor J. Horvath, age 90, of Bryan, Ohio, and formerly of Toledo, Ohio, died on Thursday, June 5, 2014, at Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice near Defiance, Ohio. Mrs. Horvath was employed by Swartzbaugh Manufacturing in Toledo, then went on to work at the Manhatten K-Mart in Toledo, where she was a department manager, retiring in 1980. She was a member of St. Hedwig Catholic Church in Toledo and enjoyed crocheting, doing jig-saw puzzles, playing cards and was an avid coupon clipper.
Eleanor J. Horvath was born on April 29, 1924, in Toledo, Ohio, the daughter of Jacob and Jennie (Kochanowski) Smialek. She married Stephen E. Horvath on September, 13, 1947, in Toledo and he preceded her in death on July 6, 2003.
Survivors include her daughter, Shelley (Todd) Beckmann, of Bryan; one grandson, Ty Beckmann, of Canton, Georgia; one granddaughter, Kelly (Chris) Wehman, of Fort Wayne, Indiana; three great-grandchildren, Blake and Bailey Beckmann, of Canton, Georgia, and Andrew Stephen Wehman, of Fort Wayne; her nieces and nephews, Cheryl Smialek, of Toledo, Fran Clement and Lori Kamelsky, both of Genoa, Ohio, Kristi Kamelsky, of Oregon, Ohio, Mark and Craig Horvath of Toledo, and Margie and Christie Tackas, both in Georgia; and many great-nieces and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by four brothers, Zigmund, William, Harry and Ted Smialek, and three sisters, Virginia Smialek, Mary Verb and Joan Smialek.
Service will be held on Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at 10:30 A.M. in St. Patrick Catholic Church, Bryan, with Fr. James Halleron officiating. Visitation will be held in the church for one hour prior to the service, beginning at 9:30 A.M. Grave side committal services will be held at 1:30 P.M. on Wednesday at Calvary Cemetery in Toledo.
Memorials are requested to Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice, 06817 State Route 66 North, Defiance, Ohio 43512, St. Patrick Catholic Church or School, DSANI (Downs Syndrome Association of Northeast Indiana), P.O. Box 13611, Fort Wayne, Indiana, 46865, or to an autism organization of the donor’s choice.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Krill Funeral Service, 860 West Mulberry Street, Bryan.