Trissa Olean (Davis) Haefling, 94, formerly of Warren, went home to be with the Lord on January 22, 2018 at 8:15 pm at Bailey Manor in Bainbridge Island, Washington. Trissa resided at Madison Avenue Retirement Center in Bainbridge Island, Washington for five years prior to her stay at Bailey Manor. She was born on February 14, 1923 in Warren, a daughter of the late L.G. and Mildred (Isler) Davis.
Trissa was a lifetime resident of the area except for the five years she resided in Windham and the thirteen years in Chagrin Falls including ten years she spent at the Hamlet Village in Chagrin Falls and three years she spent with son Todd and Karen at their residence. She graduated from Warren G Harding High School in 1940. After graduation she worked with her father at West Side Realty and Insurance Company, where she did accounting for various local firms. During World War II, she provided Income Tax Services for their insurance clientele and continued to provide that service for many years after the war.
Trissa was an active member of Tod Avenue Methodist Church and performed a variety of duties for the church; she taught Sunday School, presided over the youth fellowship for several years, and sang in the choir to name a few. Following her marriage on October 28, 1945 to Carl L. Haefling, a son of Carl and Birdie (Parks) Haefling, she became a member of Central Christian Church, where she still maintains her membership.
After her marriage she formed the Haefling Insurance Agency alongside her husband operating the business together for 29 years. During this time, she became a committed genealogist; establishing the family's lineage derived from the early settlers of New England, Virginia, and Ohio. Trissa served as a genealogical volunteer of the Ohioana Room in the Warren Library, held office in the Trumbull Co. Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society, served on the Board of Directors of Fowl , and was a member of the Amaranth Lodge Division of the Masonic Order.
She was a member of the Mary Chesney Chapter of the Daughters of The American Revolution, a Founding Charter Member of the William Gaylord Chapter of the 17th Century Colonial Dames, and also a member of the First Families of Ohio Genealogical Society, the Richland Co. Ill Historical Society, The Beall, Friend, Foote and Brandt Families and various other research societies. Trissa also helped research for various people while traveling to Europe, Great Britain, Scandinavia, Israel, and the United States.
Her loving husband of 58 years preceded her in death on June 8, 2003. She is survived by her adoring children: Carl (Pamela) Haefling, of Bainbridge Island, Washington, and a son Todd(Karen) Haefling, of Chagrin Falls and their children, Geoffrey of New York and Chelsea of Chagrin Falls, also her dear nieces and nephews, Kenton and Roberta Hyde, William and Barbara Hyde and Larry and Dinah Hyde.
She was preceded in death by her sisters, Rhea (Davis) Grumbling and Maurine (Davis) Hyde, and brother Leon.
Friends and family may call Sunday, January 28, 2018 from 4 to 6 pm at the funeral home and one hour prior to memorial service on Monday January 29, 2018.
Funeral Services will be held Monday, January 29, 2018 at 11:00 am at McFarland and Son's Funeral Home, 271 North Park Ave. Warren. Please visit www.mcfarlandcares.com to view the obituary, send flowers or light a candle.
Sunday, January 28
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Monday, January 29
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM