1936 Valette 2021

Valette Irene Beal (Maruna)

April 4, 1936 — October 4, 2021

Valette Irene Beal (Maruna), 85, of Akron, OH passed away peacefully on October 4, 2021 at her home on the lake surrounded by family and friends. She was born in Warren, Ohio on April 4, 1936 to Walter and Trudy Maruna. Valette graduated from North Canton High in 1954 and went on to attend Miami University where she was a member of Sigma Kappa among several other social groups and activities. She returned to the Akron area where her and her husband had a daughter and twin boys in which she was a devoted mother to. Of the 46 years she worked at her family company, Maruna Paint and Supply Inc., she served as President for the last 20 years of her time there. She also owned and operated Barberton Antique Mall and several other companies during her career. During retirement, she enjoyed taking care of her two grand-babies, traveling, antiquing, playing Euchre, and spending time with friends and family at her lakefront home. Valette will be lovingly remembered by; her daughter, Vicki Beal & her fiancé Frank Maresh; son, Bart Beal & his wife Tammy Beal; son, Bret Beal & his girlfriend Judi Hockey; grand-daughter, Erica Beal & her fiancé Tyler Rowe; grand-daughter, Molly Beal; brother, Ron & Helen Maruna; and brother, Tom and Jan Maruna; and her faithful canine companion, Bella. The family would also like to acknowledge Crossroads Hospice and Palliative Care, Shanae Griffin, Melissa Cabell, Tiffany McCallister, and her Euchre friends for all of their care and support. Details on Celebration of Life to follow. Donations can be made in memory of Valette Beal to the Humane Society of Summit County (summithumane.org/donate) or One of a Kind Pet Rescue of Richfield.
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