Josephine Kornish Lab, 97, of Hennis Care Center at Dover and formerly of Winfield died Friday, June 22, 2018 following a period of declining health.

Born at Roswell, Ohio on June 15, 1921, Josephine was a daughter of the late Charles and Frances Kornish.

She was a graduate of the former Midvale High School and on February 25, 1947 in the former St. Elizabeth’s Church at Roswell, Josephine wed Ivor Lab. Together the couple raised a son and a daughter and shared in 69 years of marriage prior to his death on August 1, 2016.

Josephine and Ivor co-owned and operated Lab’s General Store in Winfield for may years and were members at the former St. Aloysius Catholic Church at Strasburg. Keeping her home spotless was a passion in her life and was proud to always have clean windows, shiny cupboards and a homecooked meal on the table every night. She was known for her skills as a baker and loved sharing her creations with family and friends.

She is survived by a daughter, Patricia (Craig Septer) Brown of New Philadelphia; a son, Larry (Nancy) Lab of Dublin; her grandchildren, Jason (Kelly) Brown, Lindsay (Brandon) Edgerton, and Lacey (Andy) Ryba; her great-grandchildren, Kassidy and Maxwell Brown, Lola, Lennox and Nash Edgerton, and Lila Ryba; special nieces, JoAnn Chapple and Carole Roy and many other nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband and parents, Josephine was preceded in death by her siblings, Charles Kornish, Joseph Kornish, Elizabeth Monte, and Frances Goudy.

A memorial reception in honor of Josephine and Ivor will take place at a later date in the Geib Family Center at New Philadelphia. Cremation care has been conducted by Geib’s Tuscarawas Valley Crematory.

Memorial contributions in Josephine’s name may be directed to Alzheimer’s Association at 70 West Streetsboro St., Suite 201, Hudson, OH 44236.

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