Mary Evelyn Saffles
January 28, 1931 - June 3, 2018
Mary Evelyn Saffles, 87, of Burbank, died Sunday, June 3, 2018 at her home after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s.
Mary was born Jan. 28, 1931 in Akron to the late Aaron E. and Laura (Deaton) Storey and was a graduate of Akron North High School in January 1949. On June 18, 1949 she married Donald D. Saffles and he preceded her in death on Aug. 13, 2010. Mary retired in 1996 from the Akron Automobile Club after 31 years of service where she served as Assistant Manager, Treasurer and Vice-President. She and Don moved to Burbank in 1975 where she attended Trinity United Methodist Church and was active in the United Methodist Women. Over the years Mary was active in the PTA at Jackson Elementary in Akron and was a Past President of the Alpha J’s, was a Scout Den Mother, was a member of the Glass Club and the Creston Garden Club. She had sold Avon but will be remember most for being a faithful wife, a wonderful mother and a loving grandmother and great-grandmother.
Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Becky and Brad Robson of Burbank; grandchildren, Elesa (Josh) Eaken, Keith (Amber) Saffles and Kevin Saffles; great-grandchildren, Skylar and Taylor Staley and Joy and Grace Safffles and her sister, Margaret Beight of North Canton.
She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents and a son, James Saffles in 1995.
Services will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at Murray Funeral Home in Creston with Pastor Dan Michaels officiating. Burial will be in Burbank Cemetery. Friends may call Friday from 6-8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 – 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Tributes may be shared at www.Murray-Funeral-Home.com Memorial contributions may be made to Great Lakes Hospice, 1530 W. Market St., Akron, Oh 44313 who helped take wonderful care of Mary over the past six years.
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Name: Gail Lee
I worked with Evelyn for 18 years at AAA. She taught me more than I could ever explain. She has always been in my heart and her memory will continue there.
Name: J. Smith
My condolences to the family. She was my neighbor for many years in Burbank. The Saffles home was my view from my bedroom for decades. I know she is at peace with her beloved pets.
Name: Lotta Sommer
Mary was our wonderful neighbor on GEARHART ROAD and good Creston garden group fellow member. Many fond memories of her and Don. They welcomed our daughters to swim in their pond in 1990s and watched over our dog Max often who liked to wander over for visits. May she rest in peace with God !
Name: Douglas Diller
Mary and Don were my second set of parents. A home down the street from home. I remember Mary as strong,caring and loving women. Taught me respect and kindness. I could say much more but will finish with this, Thank you for loving and caring about me.