Lenora “Bo” J. Bryson, 91 of Middlefield, passed away with her family by her side on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at Briar Hill Health Care. She was born on October 31, 1928 in West Virginia, daughter of Alva and Frances (Nowlin) Collins. She was married to Merle Bryson 54 years before he passed away May 8, 2016. They are “together again”. Lenora was a waitress for Bud’s Tavern, Cardinal Restaurant, and for Paulo’s in Middlefield. She volunteered for the Middlefield Fire Dept. Women’s Auxiliary. She loved to bake and cook, going on trips and shopping with her sisters and family. She especially loved being with her family and grandchildren.
She will be sadly missed by her close and loving family, her daughter Penny Amato of Bristolville, two sons, Michael Bryson of Jefferson and Merle Jr (Marcia) Bryson of Middlefield, 12 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, four sisters, Alice Newcomer, Pat Collins, Jean Seiler, Mary Thompson, and her brother William Collins. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Merle, her son Chester “Rick” Sulek, her granddaughter Shea and four brothers, Elmer, John, Raymond, and Gary Collins.
Calling hours and Celebration of Life will be held at Sly Family Funeral Home, 15670 West High St., Middlefield, OH 44062, on Saturday, November 23, 2019 from 3:00-6:00 PM with the Celebration of Life to follow at 6:00 PM. A private family graveside will be held at a later date in Middlefield Cemetery.
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