M. Natalie Lewis

October 25, 1921 - May 16, 2020
M. Natalie Lewis

Margaret “Natalie” (Kinzel) Lewis, 98, formerly of Wellsville, Ohio died Saturday, May 16, 2020 at Alliance Community Hospital of Covid-19 related pneumonia.  Natalie was a resident of Crandall Medical Center since 2013.

Natalie was born October 25, 1921 to the late Leonard J. and Rebecca C. (Thomas) Kinzel.  After graduating from Wellsville High School in 1939, Natalie married Robert W. Lewis on May 3, 1941.  Natalie lived in Wellsville most of her life, with the exception of a five-year honeymoon in Columbus, Ohio and three years with her son in Alliance.

Natalie owned and managed a coffee shop and sold Beeline women’s clothing through house parties before becoming a secretary for Wellsville City Schools.

Natalie was an active member of First Christian Church in Wellsville where she served as clerk for the board, president of the Christian Women’s Fellowship, was a member of the Live Wire Sunday School class and sang in the church choir.

She was a past Matron of OES #417, chairperson of East Liverpool Christian Women’s Club, former secretary of Wellsville Historical Society, a member of the Arts Club, and Vice-President of Friends of the Old Fire Station.

Natalie also enjoyed reading, cooking, conducting Bible studies, planning dinners, and being affectionately dubbed “Martha Stewart” by her church friends, spending time with her family and church family, playing Upwords, being a mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, and spending summers at the family’s Guilford Lake cottage.

Natalie was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her daughter, Rebecca Lovett, brother Leonard Kinzel, Jr; one granddaughter, Bobbi Lynne Garey; a great-granddaughter, Sylvia Ann Lewis, and a great-grandson, Gage Robert Lewis. She is survived by a sister, Wanda K. Lavender, of New Jersey; sons: R. Larry (Nina) Lewis of Port Orange, Florida; Charles A. (Cindy) Lewis of Freeport, Ohio; J. Kim Lewis and Don McCallister, of Alliance, Ohio;  her grandchildren: Joelle Lewis, Amy (Philip) Wakeman, Kelly (Adam) Hill, John Garey, Natalie (Harvey) Temple, Nicole (Chad) Ourant, Charley (Bethany) Lewis, and Nanette Lewis; her great grandchildren: Annie Whaley, Emma Wakeman, Stella Wakeman, Johnathan Leonard, Harleigh Temple, Quentin Temple, Larry White, Violet Ourant, Willow Ourant, Lily Lewis, Sophia Lewis, Aiden Lewis, Chase Capers, Champyn Capers, and Cindy Capers.

Natalie’s family would like to thank the staff at Crandall Medical Center for their care and compassion during the past 7 years, especially past employees: Connie, Hilarie, Brittany, Resa, and Heather; and current employees: Eric, Tracie, Miranda, Brooke, Erica, Bambi and the activities staff, Patty and the dietary department, and Ruth.

There will be a private service held at the MacLean Chapel of Care Funeral and Cremation Specialists in Wellsville, Ohio.  A memorial celebration will be held at a later date, when it is safe to gather again.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Christian Women’s Fellowship of The First Christian Church, 831 Main Street, Wellsville, OH  43968 or the Friends of the Old Fire Station, c/o Cody Cole, 1202 Main Street, Wellsville, OH 43968.

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  • May 19, 2020
    Gloria Allen says:
    Sorry for your loss! Keeping your family in our prayers!

  • May 25, 2020
    Carl & Judy says:
    Kim, Sorry for your loss. Your mom will always be remember for her beautiful smile and always being there to help love & prayers to all of you Carl & Judy,

  • May 24, 2020
    Scott & Joanne Lavender & family & Wanda Lavender says:
    Deepest condolences and love to you all. The August visits to Aunt Natalie are memories we will always hold on to. We will all miss her greatly until that day when we are all together again.

  • May 21, 2020
    Pamela Engel says:
    So very sorry for your loss. Hugs to all of you!

  • May 20, 2020
    Patty frazier says:
    Kim, my prayers go out to your family. Thank you for sharing your mother with us. I will miss our "visits" after we would screw up something with her meal. Thank goodness your mom would usually be laughing by the time I left-she was able to forgive us for not being perfect. Your mom will always hold a special place in my heart.