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Grace Isabelle Perkins

1921 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Grace Isabelle Perkins Obituary
Grace Isabelle Perkins

Grace Isabelle Perkins 92, of Wadsworth, passed away Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at Altercare, in Wadsworth.

She was born on November 30, 1921 in Wadsworth, Ohio to Edward and Icey {Shook} Lesher. She graduated from Wadsworth High School in 1939; she frequently met with classmates.

She worked at her uncle's shoe store after school and Saturdays. She then worked at Joe Bender's restaurant and then worked as a stitcher operator at Ohio Match Company. She married Everett (Perk) F. Perkins on August 18, 1943 after he served in the Army Air Corps. She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Wadsworth. She was active in PTA, 4-H, Eastern Stars, Meals on Wheels, and VFW Auxiliary. She enjoyed doing crafts, playing BINGO, and taking photographs.

Grace will be deeply missed by her children, Sandra (Steve) Bell of Shelby, Karen Sue (John) Sharkey of Wadsworth, and Michael of Wadsworth; grandchildren, Wendy (Todd) Nicodemus of Wadsworth, Jackie (Dan) Grinstead of North Carolina, Stacy (Todd) Weatherbie of Shelby; great-grandchildren, Samuel and Ian Nicodemus, Christopher, Benjamin and Alexis Grinstead, Isabella, Malia, and Ava Weatherbie.

Grace was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Everett, and her sister, Doris Welty.

Friends may call Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Roberts Funeral Home-Hillcrest Chapel, Seville. Funeral service will be Friday at 11:30 a.m. at the funeral home, with Reverend Ann Painter officiating. Burial will be at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman. Online tributes may be made at Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 406, Wadsworth, OH 44282; the , P.O. Box 222718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123; or the Kidney Foundation of Medina County, P.O. Box 114, Brunswick, OH 44212.

Published in Akron Beacon Journal on Apr. 17, 2014
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