Martha Kurela

Martha Kurela, 97, nee Sherry, of Fredericksburg and formerly of Cleveland, Ohio, died Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013.

A funeral mass was celebrated Tuesday, Oct. 8, at noon, at St. Mary Magdalene Byzantine Catholic Church in Cleveland, Ohio. Interment followed at Holy Cross Cemetery.

Arrangements were under the direction of David G. Martens and Son Funeral Home of Cleveland, Ohio.

Mrs. Kurela was born March 27, 1916, the daughter of Stephen and Helen Sherry. She married John Gailus who preceded her in death. Her second husband, Joseph Kurela, also preceded her in death. 

She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Martha Jo and Karel Pekarek, of Harper; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husbands, Mrs. Kurela was preceded in death by two daughters, Rosemary Baratko and Helen (Dolly) Anzalone.

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