|Odessa Ann Nason Szumita, 75, of 123 Castle Court, passed away at her residence Tuesday July 1, 2014 after a long illness. She was born in Portland, Maine on January 23, 1939, the daughter of the late Lester and Odessa Smart Nason. She lived in Kings Mountain for the pass ten years after moving from Biddeford, Maine. She was a 1957 graduate of Thorton Academy, on Saco, Maine. Through high school she worked for the First National Market, she worked at A&P as a meat wrapper, later working for Shape, working her way up to a position in supervision. Retiring due to an illness in 1992 of COPD and Emphysema. She enjoyed sewing, doing crafts, writing poetry, and taking care of her granddaughter. The family wished to thank Dr. Rebecca Love and the staff at Hospice of Cleveland County and Dr. Stephen Grenton and staff for all the care and support during her difficult times.
PRECEDED: In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her son Keith Walter Szumita, two brothers, Lester and Raymond Nason; two sisters, Leona Thibeau, and Priscilla Larkin.
SURVIVED: She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Walter J. Szumita of the home; daughters, Holly Jefferies and Callie Szumita both of New York, Diane Moment of Florida; son, John L. Szumita of Maine; one sister, Linda Bowman of Maine; two grandchildren, Danielle Szumita of Maine and Cody Germain of New York.
Services will be private and at a later date.
FUNERAL HOME: Clay-Barnette Funeral Home of Kings Mountain