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Ellen L. Kondrath

d. August 24, 2016

Ellen Leona Kondrath, age 94, of Wayne township, OH, died Wednesday, August 24, 2016, at St. Joseph Health Center in Warren,OH. She was born June 21, 1922, in Elkhart, Indiana, a daughter of Sam A. Kuntz and Georgia (Longnecker) Kuntz. A long time Wayne resident, Mrs. Kondrath attended Gustavus School. She married William Kondrath on November 22, 1958, and together they owned and operated a dairy farm in Wayne. They retired from dairy farming in 1975 and from crop farming in 1990. She also worked for Krohn in Andover from 1949 until 1959. She was a long time member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Kinsman; and the Wayne Historical Society. She enjoyed cooking, baking, and gardening; and she loved the family farm and taking care of the animals. Mrs. Kondrath is survived by her daughter, Shirley Ann (Stephen) Horodyski of Wayne township, OH; her four grandchildren, Bill (Jessica) Horodyski of Warren,OH, Mary Horodyski of Toledo, OH, Gregory Horodyski of Tacoma, WA, and Robert (Jamie) Horodyski of Allentown, PA; her nieces, Carrie (Steve) Toth and Cindy Kuntz; and nieces and nephews, Curtis, Hannah, Maddux, Garrett, and Thomas. She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband on Jan. 5, 2002; and her brother, Sam Kuntz. Her grandson, Bill, said "Grandma was the kindest, gentlest, most giving person I've ever known and the best friend anyone could ever have. Everyone she was ever around could feel the love and warmth of her presence. I will treasure every moment we were together and every memory of her." A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, August 30, 2016, at 11:00 AM at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 6397 St. Rt. 87, Kinsman,OH, with Rev. Jeff Stealey officiating. Burial will follow in Hayes Cemetery, Wayne, OH. Calling hours will be on Monday, August 29th from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Baumgardner Funeral & Cremation Service, 8569 Main St., Kinsman,OH. Memorial contributions can be made to Country Neighbor, PO Box 212, Orwell,OH 44076. An online guestbook is available at

Service Information


Hayes Cemetery
Hayes Rd.
Wayne Township OH


Monday, August 29 2016
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Baumgardner Funeral & Cremation Service of Kinsman
8569 Main St. P.O. Box 285
Kinsman OH 44428


Tuesday, August 30 2016
11:00 AM

St. Patrick's Catholic Church
6397 St. Rt. 87
Kinsman OH 44428

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