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Louise "Weezie" Morrison Way

Obituary for Louise "Weezie" Morrison Way

May 2, 1927 - February 24, 2019
Parma Heights, Ohio | Age 91


Louise "Weezie" Morrison (nee Wimer Stallbohm) Way, 91, joined her husband, Frederick Porter Way, in heaven on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019. Louise was born May 2, 1927 in Plainfield New Jersey. She was raised primarily by her father, an elementary school principal until the age of 4 when she was adopted by Dr. Henry Raymond and Marguerite Stallbohm of Lima, Ohio. Louise graduated from Lima Central High School in 1945 and went on to Bowling Green State University, where she met Frederick. Fred and Louise settled in Parma, Ohio and began teaching careers at Parma Park Elementary School. Fred became principal at Renwood Elementary School. Louise went into banking and the couple joined Parma-South Presbyterian Church. Fred and Louise moved to their first home on Newkirk Drive in Parma Heights and then to Greenheath Drive. The family enjoyed visiting close relatives in and around the Cleveland area. They visited grandparents Hugh and Ella Deborah Way and Aunt's Millie and Joan in Bedford Ohio, Aunt June and Uncle Chuck in Parma, and great uncle Bill Way in his apartment on Lakewood's Gold Coast. The family also made frequent pilgrimages to Lima to visit grandparents Ray and Marguerite Stallbohm. Louise became relieved to have the companionship of her two daughters-in-law, Cherie and Kathy. She treated them as if they were her own daughters. As the boys grew and left the house, Louise relished the role of becoming a grandmother. She carefully prepared for the arrival of her first granddaughter Amanda, by decorating a room in her house for the baby to stay. She showered the new arrival with tasteful gifts and planned special outings for her. Upon the arrival of her second grandchild, Ben, she went to great lengths to ensure that sibling rivalry would not be a problem by doting even more on Amanda. When they arrived at the hospital to visit the new baby, Amanda was outfitted with her own baby and stroller so that she did not have to bother "mom's new baby." Her devotion to each additional grandchild: Ethan, Karley and Ella was equally as great. As much as Louise doted on her children, their spouses and grandchildren, she did so as much or more with her husband Fred; particularly in his later years as his health declined. Louise was an ardent member of the church. Over the years she was a member of the Women's Circle, Intercessory Prayer Group, Bell Choir and a Stephen's Minister. She also served as a Sunday School Teacher, a Deaconess, President of the Women's Association, and was active in representing the church to the Presbytery of the Western Reserve. To her last day, Louise was steadfast. She never complained and was always pleasant to her caregivers. Even though it was difficult, she would eke out a smile to anyone who came near her. The love she showed for others, even during her most challenging times is a testament to the love she had for all her friends and family. She and the love emanating from her will be sorely missed. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m, Saturday, May 4 at Parma South Presbyterian Church, 6155 Pearl Rd. Parma Hts. Ohio. 44130. Visitation and a light luncheon will be held in the reception hall following the service. In lieu of flowers, donations in Louise's name can be made to Parma South Presbyterian Church.

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    6155 Pearl Road
    Parma Heights, OH 44130

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