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Anna Eileen Venturino, long time resident of Portsmouth, Ohio, died peacefully on April 6, 2023 at Warren Barr Lieberman Health and Rehabilitation Center in Skokie, Illinois. She was born in Scioto county to the late Perry and Myrtle Smalley.


Along with her parents, she is preceded in death by spouses, Ralph Heller and Thomas Venturino. Also preceding her in death are a brother Elmo Smalley, and sisters, Pauline Tracy and Omalee Matthews.


She is survived by her daughter, Tana (Heller) Paul, granddaughter, Stacey (Daniel) Lee and siblings, Eugene Smalley, Joann Mace and Carolyn (Paul) Rayburn with many nieces and nephews.


Professionally, Eileen was a Licensed Practical Nurse, (LPN). She worked at Southern Hills Hospital and Portsmouth Receiving Hospital. She taught Sunday school at First United Methodist Church on Gay Street for many years.


Graveside service will be held May 11, 2023, at 2:00 pm at Scioto Burial Park.


Instead of flowers, you might consider donations to:


Alzheimer’s Association at: Alzheimer’s association, attention donor services, 225 N. Michigan Ave. floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601. (


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