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Michele L. Prine, age 50, beloved wife, daughter, sister and mother, passed away July 12, 2017 at the Cleveland Clinic after an unexpected brain aneurism.

Born in Ashtabula on March 13, 1967 to Robert Lenart and Linda Dennis, Michele grew to lead a vibrant and energetic life. She had a son, Nathan R. Kennedy, on September 11, 1993 and she would marry Chuck J. Prine November 16, 2000.

Chuck and Michele were practically inseparable. They enjoyed riding ATVs with friends, cooking and camping together, walking her dog Bella, listening to music and dancing, having bon fires and spending time with family, but most of all she loved simply living life to the fullest. Her constant positivity, unending patience and unconditional love made her a beacon of light and hope to everyone she met.

In her 16 years working at Lowes in Ashtabula, her coworkers became family members, and she will be missed beyond measure by all. Preceded in death by her grandmother Mary D. Lenart, she is survived by her husband, son and daughter-in-law, Rachel Kennedy, brother, Michael Lenart, father and step-mother, Linda Lenart, mother and step-father, Jim Dennis.

Ceremonies will be held July 21, 2017 at 7:00 P. M. at the First Baptist Church, 85 W. Jefferson St., Jefferson, with the Rev. Ed Pickard officiating. Visitation will be held from 5-7 P. M. at the church prior to the service. A celebration of life will follow the services at the Lenox Community Center. Memorial contributions can be directed to the family, in care of Chuck Prine, envelopes will be available at the church and the Lenox Community Center. The Fleming & Billman Funeral Homes and staff, Jefferson, Ashtabula & Geneva are honored to serve the Michele Prine family. Visit fleming-billman.com to view obituary, express condolences, send a flower or light a candle.
Published on July 14, 2017
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