Leitha Lucille Slentz

September 28, 1930 - May 16, 2022
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Leitha Lucille Hite-Harris-Slentz, 91, of Cambridge (previously of Carrollton) died on Monday, May 16, 2022 at Altercare Nursing Facility in Cambridge.

She was born September 28, 1930 in Plum Run (Bowerston) to Victor and Martha Hicks Hite. On November 8, 1952 she married Carl Harris of St. Clairesville. Together th…

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Leitha Lucille Hite-Harris-Slentz, 91, of Cambridge (previously of Carrollton) died on Monday, May 16, 2022 at Altercare Nursing Facility in Cambridge.

She was born September 28, 1930 in Plum Run (Bowerston) to Victor and Martha Hicks Hite. On November 8, 1952 she married Carl Harris of St. Clairesville. Together they had two boys, Gary and Larry. In 1969 the family moved to Carrolton. She and Carl divorced in 1976. Lucille then married Jesse Slentz in 1987. They had no children together. Lucille remained in Carrollton until May of 2021 when, due to health concerns, she moved to Cambridge to live with her sister Verna and her niece Wendy.

Lucille worked at Scio Pottery in the early 60’s and in 1966 went to work for TRW (now PCC Airfoils) in Minerva from where she retired in 1994. She loved golf, playing well into her sixties at Carroll Meadows Golf Course in Carrollton where she was the Women’s Club Champion in 1994. Additionally, she enjoyed, putting puzzles together, birdwatching, sewing, watching Cleveland baseball, the Browns, the Ohio State Buckeyes, spending time with her family, sitting in the warm sun and chocolate. She was a kind and generous soul with a quick wit, an enchanting laugh and a contagious smile. She was friendly to everyone she met and was loved by all who knew her.

Lucille is survived by her son Larry Harris of North Carolina, grandson Tyler Harris of Boliver (son to Gary Harris), great-grandson Elijah Harris (son to Tyler), step-granddaughter Jessica (Zach) Garven of New Philadelphia, step-daughter Barb (Gene) Roudebush of Carrollton and their extended family.

Lucille loved her siblings dearly; sister Verna (late Flavil) Miller of Cambridge and brother Jim (Mary Lou) Hite of Alliance. She was blessed and thankful to have wonderful relationships with many nieces and nephews and their children.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Victor and David Hite, sisters Betty Brown and Jo Ann Troyer, her first husband Carl Harris, their son Gary, second husband Jesse and step-daughter Janene (Mark) LeBeau of Alliance.

Calling hours for the family will be held on Thursday, May 26, 2022 at Geib Funeral Home in New Philadelphia. Lucille’s wishes were to be cremated and a private family burial will be planned for a later date.

Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers would be welcome and requested to be directed to; Aultman Deuble Heart & Vascular Center at Aultman Hospital in Canton via the following link: https://aultmanfoundation.org/home/giving/choose-your-good/aultman-deuble-heart-and-vascular-center/.

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Born: September 28, 1930
Died: May 16, 2022

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On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Larry posted on 5/27/22

Rest in peace Mom. You'll always be in my heart. I love you. Thank you everyone, for your kind words, thoughts and prayers.

 

Linda & Ernie Beadnell posted on 5/26/22

Dear Larry & Family, We are so sorry for your lose! Lucy and I had a lot of fun together. We started work at TRW the same day and were Friends ever sense. She will be Greatly missed!

 

Beth Ann posted on 5/22/22

I’ve always loved my aunt Lucille. I loved the way she laughed with my mom as they talked and joked together. Aunt Lucille’s smile brightened the room and her laugh made the heart happy.

 

Norma Fleagane posted on 5/22/22

Our sincere sympathy to all the family. Lucille was a kind, sweet lady. Jim and Norma Fleagane

 

Barb and Gene Roudebush posted on 5/22/22

We will hold her dear forever in our hearts. “Lucy” as my dad called her, was the kindest, sweetest and caring person I knew and I was so glad to have had her as my "step" mom! Had many fun times and good laughs down in Bartow, Florida on our visits.

 

Tamra posted on 5/22/22

Aunt Lucille was the absolute coolest. I remember once after the reunion we ran into her at the mall and I realized how awesome she was and I didn’t want to leave her. I wanted to keep hanging out. She was neat and special. Enjoy heaven, aunt Lucille! Love you!!! Say hi to grandma.

 

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