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Theresa Marcella Motto

November 4, 1927 May 8, 2019
Theresa Marcella Motto
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Theresa M. Motto, (nee-Knittel), 91, of Sullivan passed away at home surrounded by her family Wednesday morning May 8, 2019. Theresa was born November 4, 1927 in Cleveland to the late Joseph L. and Theresa M. (nee-Gill) Knittel. She graduated from Elyria High School and married the late Henry V. Motto on August 5, 1950. Theresa retired from the Rigid Tool Company in Elyria where she worked for many years. She enjoyed crocheting, reading and spending time with family and friends. Survivors include her daughter Jean (Michael) Linden; brother, Jack (Barb) Knittel; daughter-in-law, Reta McCoy; grandchildren, Scotty (Shelley) Motto, Heather (Jack) Grogg and Denise Montoney; great-grandchildren, Joey, Emily, Rae Ann, Grayson and Ava, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Henry, son, Joseph, sister, Margaret Burrer and brothers, Frank and Joe Knittel. There will be a Celebration of Theresa’s life at a later date at the home of Mike and Jean Linden. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service 38475 Chestnut Ridge Rd. Elyria, OH. 44035. Online condolences may be expressed at

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