Norene Popely

Obituary of Norene Popely

Norene Helen Popely of Mentor, passed away on January 6, 2019 at Tripoint Medical Center. She was born on August 31, 1934 in Painesville to the late Edward "Ted" and Helen Norene (Cay) Doerner.  In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Nicholas Popely and brother Ted Doerner.  Norene was a lifelong area resident and graduated from Harvey High School in 1952.  She remained close to her classmates and met with "The Harvey Girls" monthly.  Norene was a member of Painesville United Methodist Church and participated in the prayer chain.  She enjoyed gardening, music, reading, walking, shopping, making her nut roll, and spaghetti sauce.  Norene was a loving homemaker and child care provider for many children. She especially enjoyed being with her family.  She had a phenomenal memory and was loved by all.  Survivors are her children, Diane (Chris) Johnson of Kirtland Hills, Laurie (Mark) Norris of Lewis Center, Jeff Popely of Pensacola, FL, Jed (Sue) Popely of Concord, and Linda Bass of Lewis Center; grandchildren, Chad, Patrick, and Michael Johnson, Brooke (Erik) Green, Aaron, and Tyler Norris, Cameron, Emily, Jacob, Nick and Julia Popely, Emily Andrus, Max, and Charlie Bass; great granddaughter, Lana Green; brother, Allan Doerner and sister, Mary Ann Jackopin. Visitation will be Thursday, January 10, 2019 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at Johnson Funeral Home, 368 Mentor Ave., Painesville.  Funeral service will be held on Friday, January 11, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Painesville United Methodist Church, 71 N. Park PL., Painesville 44077 with burial following in Evergreen Cemetery, Painesville.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Painesville United Methodist Church.