Age 85, formerly of Southport, NY. She was born August 26, 1935 in Elmira, NY, the daughter of the late Kenneth and Thelma (Fasett) Egan and passed away on Thursday, April 15th 2021. In addition to her parents, Roena was predeceased by her husband Robert F. Lovell of 51 years; children Karen, Lorraine, and Barbara Campbell; son-in-laws Rev. Michael Robinson and Irving Villie; grandchildren Joshua Villie and Jordan Perry; and brother, Kenneth Egan. Roena passed away due to her battle with Alzheimer's disease.
She is survived by her children; Caroline Robinson, Janette Villie, Thomas (Theresa) Lovell, Janie (Daryl) Mawhir, and Tina (George) Lossen; grandchildren Hillary (Evert) Robinson-Terrazas, Michael (Mistie) Clark, Jessica (Michael) Trotter, Tonya (Donald) OBrien, Stacie (Jesse) Cooper, Amy (Tom) Sano, Matthew (Blair) Warner, Thomas Lovell, Alexis Lovell, Tasha Duncan, Zachary Duncan, Carol (Rodney) Scouten, and Carey Campbell; a host of beloved great grandchildren; brother Paul (Ruby) Egan; along with several nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Roena "Roe" Lovell was the kindest, most loving, giving person you could ever meet. She always enjoyed being around her family and friends. She was the life of the party with her jokes and funny comments. Roena was there for you, whenever you needed her. Throughout her life she was always involved in her Church and her Church family. She volunteered for various things, but the Elmira Library was her most favorite place. She attended Elmira College later in life to become a Nurses Aid. This allowed her again to take care of others. This was an accomplishment she was extremely proud of! She then started to work as a Home Health Aide. Roena enjoyed reading, playing board games, doing puzzle books, teddy bears, drives to Seneca Lake or Harris Hill, and going for ice cream. She had a love for traveling that she shared with her husband, Robert. They would take short and long trips to enjoy new places. Roena even made it all the way to Germany, where her daughter Janette, and her family were stationed on military assignment. Roe will be remembered as an amazing woman who was beautiful both inside and out.
Private services will be held; Roena will be laid to rest with family in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.
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