Leota Birch

Leota Birch, 74, of Portland, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at Arbors at Marietta.

She was born Aug. 3, 1939, in Portland, Ohio, daughter of the late Clint and Susie Jane Singer Birch.

She was a member of Freedom Gospel Mission Church and the Pomeroy Senior Citizens. She attended Racine High School.

Leota is survived by two sisters, Dora Lipps and Ellen Lipps; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Birch; two brothers, Guy Birch and Thomas Birch; and a half-brother, Herbert McNamee.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 28, at Ewing Funeral Home, Pomeroy, Ohio, with Pastor Calvin Jarvis officiating. Burial will be in the Carmel Cemetery, Racine, Ohio. Friends may call from 3-6 p.m. Sunday, July 27, at the funeral home.

You can sign the online guestbook at www.ewingfuneralhome.net