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Elvira “Vera” McCormish, 81, a resident of Sunnyslope Nursing Home, Bowerston for the past five years, formerly of the Cuyahoga Falls and Stow areas, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013 in Union Hospital, Dover after a lengthy illness.

Born Aug. 30, 1932 in Kiel, Germany, she was the daughter of the late Heinrich Erich Steffen and Dorathea Arfsten Steffen.

In keeping with Elvira’s wishes, her body is being cremated. Koch Funeral Home, Scio, has been entrusted with her arrangements. .

A full obituary will appear in the next print edition of the Harrison News-Herald.