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 Corp.
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, Everett of 64 years and her sister, Doris Welty.
Friends may call Friday, April 18, 2014 from 10:30 until the time of funeral services at 11:30 A.M. at Roberts Funeral Home-Hillcrest Chapel, Seville. Reverend Ann Painter will officiate. Burial will be at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Rittman.
Online tributes may be made at www.RobertsFuneralHome.com
Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 406, Wadsworth, OH 44282; the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 222718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123; or the Kidney Foundation of Medina County, P.O. Box 114, Brunswick, OH 44212.