NONA MAY OTTAWAY BENIARD, 86, of Medina Township passed away on February 9, 2017. Nona was born May 26, 1930 in Erie, Pennsylvania to Ruth and Rache Ottaway. She graduated from Strong Vincent High School in 1947 and attended Penn State University, where she met her husband Marion (Ben) Beniard. Nona and Ben were married in 1950 in Erie, Pennsylvania. The couple moved to Cleveland, Ohio and had three children: Christine, Elizabeth and William. Nona resided in Brecksville and worked at the Color and Cover Shoppe for over two decades. Nona has been a resident of Medina, Ohio for the past 20 years. She was an avid bridge player and formed many friendships through her numerous bridge clubs. Along with playing cards, Nona enjoyed spending time with her family, reading, animals, and attending church functions. Nona was a proud member of Granger United Methodist Church and a former member of Brecksville United Methodist Church. She is survived by her three loving children: Chris Toney, Beth (Michael Hemmer) and Bill (Lisa) Beniard; her adored grandchildren Brittany, Seamus, Nicholas, Philip, Michael, Matthew and Lena and great grandson Finnegan. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Granger United Methodist Church or Hospice of the Western Reserve, 17876 St. Clair Ave Cleveland, Ohio 44110. Please join us for a celebration of her life on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 1:00 at Granger United Methodist Church, 1235 Granger Road Medina, Ohio 44256.
Cremation by Busch Crematory. 440-842-7800 www.buschcares.com