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Jill M. Kalista

Obituary for Jill M. Kalista

April 25, 1935 - June 6, 2017
Strongsville, Ohio | Age 82


JILL M. KALISTA (nee White), age 82 of Strongsville. Born April 25, 1935 died on Tuesday, June 6, 2017. Jill was a '52 graduate of Rhodes High School and '57 graduate of The Ohio State University earning her degree in Education. Jill was a devoted teacher for 26 years. Her career included classrooms in Shaker Hts., Frankfurt, Germany, Palo Verdes, CA, North Royalton and Berea City Schools. She retired in 1994. Jill was a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority, Parma Fire Dept. Women's Auxiliary, The Ohio Boy Choir board of Trustees, Parma-South Presbyterian Church and a long-time member of the Middleburg Heights Women's Club. Jill volunteered in numerous roles including Southwest Health Center and Middleburg Heights Women's Club golf league. Beloved wife of the late Frank J. Kalista; devoted mother of Valerie Kalista, Brad Kalista (Heather) and Heidi Cline (Richard, deceased); dedicated and loving grandmother of Andrew, Morgan and Marin Kalista, Jillian, Reid and the late Ryan Cline; daughter of the late Harold and Mabel White; dear sister of the late Jane L. Chambers; cherished aunt of Jill Chambers and friend of many. Jill was always active and on the go. She loved to play cards and host Bridge parties. Traveling, playing golf and spending time with friends and family were also so important and loved by her. In lieu of flowers memorials may be forwarded to Shriner Hospitals for Children International Headquarters, 2900 Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, FL, 33607. Service at the funeral home on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 1:00 PM. Interment at Woodvale Cemetery, Middleburg Heights. Friends may call at the BUSCH FUNERAL HOME, 7501 RIDGE ROAD, PARMA FROM 1-3 PM AND 7-9 PM, MONDAY, JUNE 12.

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    Tampa, FL 33607

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7501 Ridge Road
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