ALLISON, Erla I., age 97, a homemaker of Toronto, passed away Thursday, November 29, 2012 at the Trinity Medical Center East, Steubenville, Ohio.
She was born December 31, 1914 in Toronto, Ohio the daughter of the late Clinton and Hazel Bryan Maffett.
Erla was a lifetime member of the North River Avenue Christian Church of Toronto where she taught Sunday school for 60 years and sang in the choir for 70 years. She loved the Lord and spent her life in service to Him. She was a member of the Toronto Order of Eastern Star No. 215 and was a 1932 graduate of Toronto High School.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Albert R. Allison in 1985; sons Larry Allison and Gary Allison; sisters Bessie Porter, Mary Busick and Doris Fagan.
Erla is survived by her sister Hilda Elliott; and brother George (Jo Ann) Maffett, both of Ft. Myers, Florida; and also survived by several nieces and nephews and several wonderful friends who were so kind and caring.
Visitation hours for Erla will be noon to 4 p.m. Sunday December 2 at the Clarke Funeral Home 302 Main St. Toronto and additional visitation from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday December 3 at the North River Avenue Christian Church Toronto.
A celebration service of Erla's life will be held 11 a.m. Monday December 3 at the North River Avenue Christian Church Toronto with Pastor George W. Coffman II officiating. Interment will follow at the Toronto Union Cemetery
To view the obituary, sign the guest register or send condolences to the family go to www.clarkefuneralhome.com.