Obituaries - Alana LaBine

Alana L. LaBine, 73, of Port Clinton, died Saturday evening, January 14, 2012, in her residence. She was born in Catawba Island, Ohio, on July 14, 1938, to Lloyd V. and Lucille (Dress) Simon and married Joseph LaBine the father of her six children.

Alana had worked at the Travelers Inn for 15 years and later the Swans Dry Cleaners for 17 years, before her retirement.  She also helped out at the Danbury Senior Citizens Center for four years.  Alana was an active member of Peace Lutheran Church in Port Clinton.  She was a member of the Aid Association for Lutherans, the Women of Peace Lutheran Church, and taught Sunday School for more than 25 years.  

Alana was a former member of the Ottawa County Association for Retarded Children, a past secretary of the Board of MRDD, and member of the Parents Club of MRDD, both during the early 1970s.  She was a devoted mother and grandmother who took care of her family especially her daughter JoAnn.

Alana's survivors include her children, Thomas (Judy) LaBine, Delta, Ohio, JoAnn LaBine of Williston, Ohio, Becky (Mike) Zoeller and Bonnie (Todd) Marsh, both of Port Clinton, four grandchildren, Troy and Tommy LaBine, Ashley and Alysia Zoeller, one great grandson, sisters, Grace (Curtis) VanHoose and Jackie (Harold) Ames, also of Port Clinton.  Alana was preceded in death by her husband, parents, long time companion, William Sumpter, son, Troy Donald LaBine, daughter, Lucy Gail LaBine, grandson, Brian LaBine, brother, Robert Simon, sisters, Shirley Genzel, Marian Wilkins, and Audrey Cornell.

Visitation for Alana will be held on Wednesday, January 18, 2012, from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service at 11:00 a.m., at Peace Lutheran Church, 900 Jefferson St. Port Clinton.  A graveside service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. in the afternoon in Sackett Cemetery, Danbury Township.  The family has suggested that memorials in Alana's name be directed to Peace Lutheran Church or the Luther Home of Mercy, P.O. Box 187, Williston, Ohio 43468.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home, 216 Washington St. Port Clinton.  Online condolences may be made to the family at

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