Dana R. Elifritz, 57

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Dana R. Elifritz, 57, of Carrollton, passed away Tuesday evening, Nov. 23, 2021, in Cleveland Clinic Mercy Medical Center at Canton following a brief illness.

Born Feb. 13, 1964, in East Liverpool, she was the daughter of the late Duane Russ and Sharon Lou Steele McLean. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a granddaughter Kylie Brianne Elifritz. 

Dana served as a paramedic for 19 years and taught CPR for the former Mets Ambulance Co. in Carrollton. She worked as a home-health nurse for All-American Health Care Services in New Philadelphia.  She was a member of the New Vine Baptist Church in Malvern. 

Music was a large part of her life and it helped to define her. She was largely a fan of 1970’s and 1980’s music, although her favorite song was Nat King Cole’s recording of “Unforgettable”. She loved attending concerts and going shopping. After she became incapable of working outside the home, spending time with her grandchildren ultimately became one of the most important aspects of her life. A loving mother, grandmother and sister, she will be missed by her family and many friends. 

She is survived by her five children, Devin J. Elifritz of Canton, Derek Elifritz of Leavittsville, and Joshua (Carla) Elifritz, Jordan (Marissa) Elifritz and Elizabeth Elifritz, all of Carrollton; her four grandchildren, Deakon Elifritz of New Philadelphia and Aubree Gilmore, Dawson Elifritz and Declan Elifritz, all of Carrollton; a sister and two brothers, Mrs. Darla (Jim) Shaw, Rusty (Kim) McLean and Rory (Treasea) McLean, all of Carrollton.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, Nov. 30, at 1 p.m. in Baxter’s Ridge United Methodist Church, 4006 Jade Rd. NW, Carrollton (Harrison Township) with Pastor Steven Gilreath officiating. Interment will follow in the Baxter’s Ridge Cemetery. Calling hours will be held Tuesday from 11 a.m. until time of services at 1 p.m. in the church. Baxter-Gardner Funeral Home at Sherrodsville is handling arrangements. To leave an online condolence message, visit www.baxtergardner.com.

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