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Anneliese Donnelly

September 11, 1931 — February 9, 2022


Anneliese Donnelly of Akron, OH passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 9, 2022, in Pleasant View Health Care Center with her loving daughters, Kathy and Teresa, by her bedside. She was 90.

Anneliese was born in Jakarta, Indonesia on September 11, 1931, the daughter of the late Rudolph and Else Griss Becker. At the age of 18, she moved to Germany where she met the father of her children.

Anneliese loved gardening, canning, and other simple pleasures in life. She owned and operated breeding kennels and enjoyed caring for all types of animals.

Ms. Donnelly is survived by 3 daughters, Patricia Righetti, Teresa Ratliff, and Kathy (Basil A.) Caddell; 6 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Anneliese was preceded in death by a son, Joseph E. Donnelly; son in law Larry Ratliff; a granddaughter, Carla.

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At Anneliese’s request there will be no calling hours or funeral service.

Arrangements are entrusted to the Wm Nicholas Funeral Home & Cremation Services 614 Warren Ave. Niles, OH 44446.

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