Aili S. Dovala, 88, of Zanesville, Ohio formerly of Cleveland, Ohio passed away at 7:19 PM Tuesday May 1, 2012 at Genesis Bethesda E.R.
She was born June 6, 1923 in Cleveland, Ohio the daughter of the late Thomas and Selma Koskela Kaju.
Aili retired from Ohio Bell Telephone Co. as a traffic scheduler after 27 years.
She was a member of All Saints Lutheran Church in Olmsted Township, church groups and Telephone Pioneers.
Aili enjoyed needlepoint, her pets, traveling and attending her grandchildren's activities.
Aili is survived by her daughter: Linda (Paul) Thompson of Zanesville, Ohio, grandchildren: Jennifer Shields of Newark, Ohio and Eric (Amy) Shields of Havelock, NC, great grandson: Connor Shields and cousin: Liisa Koskela of West Palm Beach, FL.
Preceding her in death were her parents and husband: John Dovala who died in 1989.
Graveside services will be held at 1:00 PM Friday May 4, 2012 at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery North Olmsted, Ohio with Rev. Kermit Lauterbach officiating.
Bryan & Snider Funeral Home 2318 Maple Ave. Zanesville is assisting the Dovala family with arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be given in memory of Aili to All Saints Lutheran Church, 7230 Columbia Road, Cleveland, OH 44138.