Stella C. Perrine passed away Thursday, Oct. 18, 2007, in Stein Hospice Care Center, Sandusky.
Stella was born Aug. 6, 1923, in Bellevue, Seneca County, the daughter of Jacob G. and Veronica (Scherley) Claus, now deceased.
She married James L. Perrine on May 3, 1945, at St. Charles Catholic Church in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va.; he preceded her in death in 1995.
Stella was a graduate of Bellevue High School in 1943 and a graduate of the Cleveland Academy of Cosmetology in 1944. She worked at Venice Beauty Shoppe in Cleveland, the Freechman Beauty Shoppe in the Ashford General Hospital in White Sulpher Springs, and at the Greenbrier Hotel in White Sulpher Springs, W.Va., where her husband was stationed at the time.
Stella was the owner-operator of Stella's Beauty Salon on Main Street in Bellevue for more than 50 years. Stella was a long time member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Bellevue until moving to Sandusky after her retirement, where she was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. She was a resident at Providence Care Center, Sandusky for 3 years, prior to her transfer to Stein Hospice.
Stella is survived by four sisters, Rosemary Mesenburg of Huron, Rita Welsch of Pueblo West, Colo., Eileen (Clayton) Siesel of Bellevue, Leona McLoughlin of Mechanicsville, Va.; one brother, Jake (June) Claus of Huron; and numerous nieces and nephews and friends.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Alma Alt; two nephews, Michael McLaughlin and Terrance Mesenburg; and a niece, Margaret Mesenberg.
Memorials may be made to Stein Hospice, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky; Providence Care Center, 2025 Hayes Ave., Sandusky; or to one's favotite charity.
A memorial mass will be 11 a.m. Monday in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Bellevue. The Rev. Keith Stripe will officiate.
Arrangements by Auxter Funeral Home, Bellevue.
Condolences may be sent to www.auxterfuneralhomes.com.