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January 18, 1923 ~ January 5, 2020 (age 96)

Howland – Rose A. McElhaney, 96, passed away Sunday, January 5, 2020 at her home.

She was born January 18, 1923, in Lowellville, Ohio the daughter of the late Joseph and Josephine Fisher. She led a very full and vibrant life.

She earned an Associate’s Bachelor of Arts degree from Ohio University. Rose came to Warren in 1949 and retired in 2016 from Altobelli Real Estate as a Realtor after 30 years. She previously worked at Republic Steel Corp in various executive positions for 30 years.  Rose was very active in community affairs including the League of Woman Voters, the Warren Urban League and numerous others. She also wrote various articles published in the Ohio Business Teachers magazine and was recognized as a million-dollar sales agent several times in her career. Rose was a member of Blessed Sacrament Church in Warren, and had served on the Parish Committee. She was an avid reader and had a passion for politics and world affairs.

She is survived by her children Catherine (Ralph) Tolbert of Niles, Michael McElhaney of Canfield, Veronica (Thomas) Thorpe of Howland, Patrick (Roxanne) McElhaney of Jupiter, Fl., Atty. Jeanette (Dr. Stephen) Plesich of Howland, eleven grandchildren, three great grandchildren, and a sister-in-law Jan Fisher of Lyndhurst, OH.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Harvey L. McElhaney whom she married September 5, 1948, and who passed away November 28, 2008, a grandson James McElhaney, and two brothers Robert Fisher and Joseph Fisher Jr.

Family and friends may pay their respects Wednesday, January 8, 2020 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at Blessed Sacrament Church 3020 Reeves Rd. NE, Warren, Ohio 44483.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Church with Rev. Francis Katinak officiating.