Clella M. Vanichek

October 30, 1943 - January 8, 2021

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Wednesday, January 13, 2021
4:00 - 7:00 PM
Secor Funeral Home
Willard , Ohio 44890

Visitation 2:
Thursday, January 14, 2021
10:00-11:00 AM
Willard United Baptist Church
Willard , OH 44890

Thursday, January 14, 2021
11:00 AM
Willard United Baptist Church
Willard , Ohio 44890

Clella (Smith) Vanichek, age 77, of Willard, Ohio, passed away on January 8, 2021 at OhioHealth in Mansfield. She was born in Knott County, Kentucky, on October 30, 1943 to the late Sam Smith and Ida (Slone) Hall. Clella loved to shop at Macy's, watch critters in nature, rides in the car and most of all, spending time with her family. She was loved by everyone who she met and who knew her.

She is survived by her son, Tim (Michelle) Vanichek of Willard; daughter, Michele (Jeff) Beverly of Willard; three grandchildren, Derek (Ashley) Beverly, Jordan and Tyler Vanichek; great grandchildren, Alexis Beverly, Dawson Beverly, Abel Beverly and Ashtin Zeigler; brothers, Ray Smith and Edd (Connie) Smith; sisters, Wanda Yenni and Mabel (John) Weiss; and special nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her loving husband of 50 years, John L. Vanichek who passed away on November 25, 2015 and she married on August 14, 1965; four sisters, Monnie Ousley, Lissie Motl, Sandra Weiss and infant sister, Ina Gene Smith; two brothers, Howard Smith and Nick Smith; three nephews Jerry Smith, Stan Moon and Greg Ousley and infant niece Tiffany Weiss.

Calling hours will be at Secor Funeral Home in Willard, Ohio, on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 from 4:00 - 7:00 PM and at the Willard United Baptist Church in Willard, Ohio on Thursday, January 14, 2021 from 10:00 - 11:00 AM where her funeral service will be at 11:00 AM with Pastor Danny Hamilton officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery in Willard, Ohio. Online condolences may be made to Clella's family by visiting


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Ruby Greer - Jan 14, 2021
Clella was such a special neighbor and will be missed. Keeping all of your family in my thoughts and prayers.
Pamela Awwiller - Jan 14, 2021
I am so very sorry for your extreme loss. If it is any consolation at all, there are many that are also lifting you guys in prayer and understand the deep feeling of loss that you have. Parents are a treasure. You were blessed with great ones. 💔❤ May God comfort you and may you hold tight to the love and memories. 🙏🏼
Jane laughbaum - Jan 12, 2021
So sorry to hear about Clella. She was such a nice lady to take care of. I remember taking of her and how she loved her family. Prayers for all.
Chris Jacobs - Jan 12, 2021
I’m so sorry to hear of Clella’s passing. She was one of the kindest and most thoughtful patients I’ve ever taken care of. My prayers are with you all. Hugs to you.
Rick and Lori Carver - Jan 12, 2021
So very sorry to hear about your mom. Prayers for Peace and comfort for you and hoping the happy memories you've shared with her will help heal your heart during this time!
Gary and Rose Pittenger - Jan 11, 2021
Michelle and family, I am so sorry to hear about your mother. She was a very sweet special lady. Sending prayers hug and love
Janene Reiderman - Jan 11, 2021
I am so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort knowing that others are praying for you.
Susie Kimble Smith - Jan 11, 2021
I'm so for loss . Your Mom was always kind & funny . She loved her pizza.
Denise Hall - Jan 11, 2021
Heartfelt thoughts and prayers for you all. 🙏
Brenda Cramer - Jan 10, 2021
I’m sorry for your loss. Praying for God to comfort you all.
Doug & Sharon Snipes - Jan 10, 2021
Doug and I are heart broken to hear of Clellas passing. I'm sure John was waiting with open arms. She is once again united with her best friend. Love to all in the days ahead.
Donna Myers - Jan 10, 2021
Michele and Tim; I offer my sympathy in the loss of your sweet mother. I met your grandmother and parents while I was employed at the hospital. What wonderful people. May they enjoy their heavenly reunion. RIP.
Janet Heisler Hines - Jan 10, 2021
My deepest sympathy to the family of Clella. We had a lot of good talks when she came to the hospital. At the time I was working the information desk and she would always stop to talk. She will be missed by many. Cherish your memories.
Carol Hostetler - Jan 10, 2021
Blessings to the family!!!
Sandra and Mick Obrien - Jan 10, 2021
Michelle and Family I’m so sorry to hear about your Mom God Bless
Sheila L Sharp - Jan 10, 2021
Trish Palmer Tarr - Jan 9, 2021
So sorry to hear of Clella’s passing. Many fond memories of her. I hope you find comfort in knowing she is with your dad again. I am sure your mom, dad and my dad are cruising the streets of heaven in their cars. God Bless you all.
Connie Montgomery - Jan 9, 2021
When the Lord calls our loved ones home, he leaves a gift of memories in exchange! Hold onto your memories and let them guide you during this time of sadness! PRAYERS!🙏🙏
Gary Hinebaugh - Jan 9, 2021
My condolences to the family for your earthly loss. Keep her memories alive in your hearts, and blessings for the time you shared... Blessings with grace and mercy...
Joyce and Larry Warren - Jan 9, 2021
Our deepest condolences and love to your family and loved ones. I remember many times we spent together at picnics, etc..prayers for all of you.
Christine Donnersbach - Jan 9, 2021
Michele & Family I am sending you condolences for the loss of your mother ... She was such a wonderful woman ... She is now back with her loving husband & soulmate to spend eternal life together ♥️🙏🏻...
Robert L Rees - Jan 9, 2021
Tim, Michelle, Tyler, and family, sorry for your loss, you are in my prayers! Love you guys!
Peggy Opatken - Jan 9, 2021
Tyler and jordan. My sympathy on the death of your grandma
Beth Termsn - Jan 9, 2021
Michelle, so sorry to hear about your Mother in law. Prayers for your family.
Brenda Schuller-Daniel - Jan 9, 2021
I extend my deepest sympathies. Clella was such a loving and gentle person; she will be tremendously missed. May we take comfort in knowing that she is with her Savior and reunited with her beloved, John. I will always remember my times at the Vanichek house, when I was a child, with a smile. Always lots of love, laughter and good times; board games, roller skating in the basement and always fantastic meals. May your memories and times shared bring you comfort and joy. Please know y’all are loved and cared for by many because to know the Vanicheks is like becoming extended family. My prayers surround you all.