Wendy M. Ralston
Longtime area resident, her children were her passion
Wendy M. Ralston, 31, died Aug. 10, 2013.
Ms. Ralston was born Jan. 6, 1982, in Akron and lived in the Tallmadge area most of her life. She was pursuing an accounting degree through the University of Akron. Her passion for life came from her daughter, Alexis, and son, Peyton.
Ms. Ralston was joined in heaven by her 5-year old son, Peyton Ralston, also on Aug. 10, 2013. She was preceded in death by her brother, Ryan Ralston. She is survived by her daughter, Alexis Ralston; brother, Brent Ralston; mother, Marie Ralston; father, William Ralston, all of Tallmadge; aunts, Janet Sokol of North Canton, Carol Sokol of Florida; and uncle, Edwin Sokol of Tallmadge.
Peyton D. Ralston
Attended Childtime Daycare Center,
known for his boisterous laugh
Peyton D. Ralston, 5, died Aug. 10, 2013.
Peyton was born on Dec. 11, 2007, in Akron and lived in the Akron/Tallmadge area most of his life. He had a boisterous laugh and was a joy to all who knew him. His most favorite person in the world was his mother and his favorite playmate was his sissy.
Peyton was joined in heaven by his mother, Wendy Ralston, also on Aug. 10, 2013. He is survived by his father, Daniel Tighe of Akron; sister, Alexis Ralston; uncle, Brent Ralston; grandmother, Marie Ralston; grandfather, William Ralston all of Tallmadge; and numerous friends and classmates at Childtime Daycare Center.
A memorial service for Ms. Ralston and her son has been scheduled for 11 a.m. Sept. 28 at Tallmadge Lutheran Church, 759 East Ave., with the Rev. David Zachrich, pastor, officiating.
The family will receive friends at the Donovan Funeral Home, 17 Southwest Ave., Sept. 27 from 4 to 7 p.m. and from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church Sept. 28. A private burial will be scheduled for a later date.
Memorial donations, if desired, may be made to the Ralston Family Memorial Fund at any First Merit Bank or to Tallmadge Lutheran Church with the same designation.