SAWKA, Leona S., 84, of Steubenville, went to be with the Lord on May 7, 2013, surrounded by her family.
Leona was born February 26, 1929, in Byrnedale, PA, to the late Walter and Kathryn Snelick.
She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Stanley Sawka, whom she married in 1951 and who died January 7, 1974.
Also preceding her are her sister, Tina Bergnes, and six brothers, Henry, Leonard, Stanley, John, Walter, and Francis Snelick.
Leona is sadly missed by her surviving sister, Mary Herbstritt of St. Marys, PA.
As a devoted and loving mother she leaves beautiful memories to her children Annette (Steve) Seminara of Wintersville, Renee (Mike) Sherman of Westerville OH, and Kenneth (Susan) Sawka of Zambia.
Nothing made her happier than her eight grandchildren, Joshua (Tina) Seminara, Jordan Seminara, Jacob Seminara, Mitchell (Haley) Sherman, Marshall Sherman, Sarah Sawka, Elisabeth Sawka, Isaac Sawka and her great- grandson Owen Seminara.
Leona continued to work at Tim Hortons until she was almost the age of 83. She loved to cook for her family and decorate her home for the holidays.
Family members would like to thank the many angels at Charity Hospice for their loving support and care over the last year.
Visitation with family members is scheduled for Monday, May 13, beginning at 11 a.m. and a memorial service following at noon will be held at Word of Life Assembly of God, at 565 Lovers Lane, in Steubenville. Leona was a faithful member of the church for over 30 years. Offer condolences: www.mostifuneralhome.