AUSTINTOWN - Julia V. Neill, 98, went home to rest in the arms of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Wednesday afternoon, July 25, 2018, after leaving this earthly life from the Woodlands at AustinWoods.
Julia was born June 25, 1920, in Youngstown, a daughter of the late Daniel and Alexandria Vallasevitch, and was a lifelong area resident.
Julia worked for 30 years for Packard Electric, beginning in 1952 and retiring in 1982.
Christ was very important to Mrs. Neill, and she was a devout member of Tabernacle Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Austintown. In 1974, Julia accepted Christ, and she loved and knew the Lord in a personal way. She was an insistent messenger for the Lord (some say notoriously so!) and brought many people to Christ through her actions in daily life.
Julia was a great homemaker, wife, and mother, and was a wonderful cook. She was famous for her Sunday dinners with many entrees, and she made up to five pies for the occasion! Julia loved to spend time with her family, and she left a legacy as a hard worker who was very strong and healthy throughout her life on earth. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
Mrs. Neill leaves three children, Patricia (Joseph) Brooks of Austintown, Carol L. (George) Metzka of Boardman, and Edward C. (Patti) Neill of Herman, Pa.; 10 grandchildren, Joseph Brooks, Bill Brooks, Lori Zuccaro, Eileen Benedict, David Benedict, Christine Ischy, George Metzka Jr., Mindy Cecil, Billy Kearns, and Tara Gailbreath; 15 great-grandchildren, Matt, Chris, Jacob, Julia, Joseph, Vincent, Olesia, Jacob, Thomas, Daniel, J.T., Ben, Daphne, Nick, and Avery; and a sister, Anne Hingel of Austintown.
Julia’s husband of 47 years, Edward E. Neill, whom she married Aug. 10, 1940, passed away Aug. 20, 1987. Besides her husband, a daughter, Nancy E. Tack, and five siblings, Vera Kutsko, Helen Morgan, Katherine Morgan, John Vallas, and Mary Vallas, are also deceased.
Family and friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m., Tuesday, July 31, at Tabernacle Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 2432 S. Raccoon Rd., Austintown, where funeral services will take place at 11 a.m.
Committal services will be at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Boardman, where Julia will be laid to rest next to her husband.
Julia’s family thanks the staff at the Woodlands at AustinWoods, especially Deliah, Tarmara, Candace, Rosalie, Dorothea, and Rachel, for the kindness shown and compassionate care given to Julia and her family during her stay.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Julia’s name to Crossroads Hospice Charitable Foundation, 10810 E. 45th St., Suite 300, Tulsa, OK 74146; or to the Rescue Mission of the Mahoning Valley, 962 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Youngstown, OH 44502.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Kinnick Funeral Home, 477 N. Meridian Road, Youngstown.
Crossroads Hospice Charitable Foundation
10810 E. 45th St., Suite 300, Tulsa OK 74146
Rescue Mission of the Mahoning Valley
962 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Youngstown OH 44502