Dina Perry Stella

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Dina Perry Stella, 85, of Bellefontaine, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, at Heartland of Bellefontaine.

She was born in Feltre Velluno, Italy, on April 29, 1928, to the late Pietro and Attilia Chiesa Bortoli. She also was preceded in death by her first husband, Louis P. Perry Sr., in 1964; and her second husband, Joseph Stella, in 1988.

Survivors include a son, Louis D. Perry of Bellefontaine; stepdaughters, Norma (Jerry) Cempel and Loretta (Joe) Jarosky; grandchildren, Angela (Ted) Straub and Mark (Stacey) Perry; great-grandchildren, Keegan and Gabriel Straub and Cameron and Cole Perry; stepgrandchildren, Julie Cempel, David (Cathy) Cempel, Linda (Rob) Bohde and Angela Jarosky; and great-stepgrandchildren, Stephen Cempel and Jacob and Angelina Bohde.

Dina was a homemaker and manager of the Fountain Lodge Motel in Bellefontaine. She was a member of the First Lutheran Church of Bellefontaine and enjoyed cooking, especially Italian food, gardening and some knitting.

Visitation is from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Eichholtz Funeral Home, Bellefontaine. Pastor Jonathon Bull officiates private burial.

Family has requested that memorial contributions be made to the First Lutheran Church, 208 W. Sandusky Ave., Bellefontaine 43311.

Express condolences at www.edsfh.com.