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Maria C. Conley, 78, of Painesville, passed away on May 13, 2017 after a long illness. Maria was born in Lakewood to the late John and Margarethe Drotleff. She grew up in Medina and lived in both California and Washington State before settling in Mentor and then finally retiring to Painesville. Maria was an x-ray/lab technician when she met her late husband, Alton A. Conley Jr. She was also an award winning Avon representative and small business owner, The Caner. She was an active member of St. Mary Church in Painesville serving as a Eucharistic Minister. Maria loved to travel, cook, sew and knit and was a pet lover who had several rescued pets. Her fondest memories include riding bareback as a child on her family's farm and having high tea with Eleanor Roosevelt.

Maria was the loving mother of Diane (Dean) Secrest, Patricia (Michael) Buell and Maria (Jason) Arcadi; cherished grandmother of Chase Buell, Katie Buell and Joey Arcadi; devoted sister of John (Elaine) Drotleff, Martin (Dolores) Drotleff and the late Michael Drotleff; sister in law of Esther Drotleff; Maria had several nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and cousins.

Maria will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

A funeral mass will be held 11 am Saturday May 27, 2017 at St. Mary Catholic Church, 242 N. State St., Painesville, OH 44077. Family and friends will be received on Friday from 4-8 pm at Brunner Sanden Deitrick Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 8466 Mentor Ave., Mentor, OH 44060. Interment will be in Mentor Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Western Reserve, and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Offer condolences at