Beatrice Ann (McGrew)
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age 88, of Alliance passed away Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014 following a full and blessed life. She was born Feb. 12, 1926 in Alliance to the late Sidney and Verla (Shaw) McGrew. Bea was a 1944 graduate of Alliance High School where she met her husband. William Sassaman. Following Bill's service in World War II they were married on May 17, 1946 and settled in Alliance to raise their two daughters. A lifelong member of the First United Presbyterian Church in Alliance, Bea served as an Elder, Sunday School Teacher and was a member of the United Presbyterian Women.
She was also preceded in death by her sister, Ruth (Henry) Fisher and brother, F. Robert (Mona) McGrew. Bea is survived by her husband, Bill; daughters, Cathy Colley of North Canton and Patty (Leander) Zwick of Hartville; four grandchildren and three great-grandsons. Special thanks to her beloved niece, Juli Burnell for all her love and support, the Windsor Medical Center of North Canton and Aultman Hospice.
A memorial service will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First United Presbyterian Church, 425 East Market, Alliance, OH 44601.
'In the evening sunset, when all the world is through,
Just look for me and love me, and I'll be close to you'
Stier-Israel Funeral Home
& Cremation Service
Israel Funeral Home Inc
917 E. Main Street Louisville, OH 44641
Published in The Repository on Mar. 3, 2014