Rose M. (Scherley) Meggitt, 93, of Sandusky, died early Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 6, 2007, in Erie County Care Facility after a briefillness.
She was born Sept. 29, 1914, in Reed Township, Ohio. She was the co-owner and operator of Meggitt's Music Store from 1940-66 and retired from J.C. Penney Co. in 1976. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, where she was a member of RCIA, the funeral committee, and Altar Rosary Society. She also volunteered at the former Providence Hospital gift shop for 17 years and the Sandusky Schools Chapter 1 reading program for18 years.
She is survived by two daughters, Shirley Rose Wright of Sandusky and Marcia Ann (David) Quilter of Chelsea, Mich.; a son, Fred (Kim) Meggitt of Alpharetta, Ga.; seven grandchildren, Shawn Quilter, Michelle Solly, Jude (Angela) Quilter, Corrie Solly, Lindsay Meggitt, Ashley Meggitt and Mallory Meggitt; one great-grandchild, Jalen Alexander; four sisters,Florence Evans of Tucson, Ariz., Sister Charles Scherley OSF of Tiffin, Margaret (Harry) Williams of Sandusky, and Bernadette Hahler of Republic, Ohio; one sister-in-law, Mary Scherley of Lehigh Acres, Fla., and many nieces, nephews and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter E. Meggitt in July 1965; a son, Walter D. Meggitt on Feb. 1, 1977; her parents, Charles and Celestine (Hahl) Scherley; three brothers, Edwin, Leonard and Arthur Scherley; and threesisters, Lucille Rhoad, Mary Laub and Helen Russett.
Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday in Groff Funeral Home, 1607 E. Perkins Ave., Sandusky, where prayer services will be 9:30 a.m. Friday, followed by a 10 a.m. funeral mass in St. Mary's Catholic Church, 429 Central Ave., Sandusky. Burial will follow inCalvary Cemetery, Sandusky.
Memorial contributions, if desired, may be made to,Sandusky Central Catholic School Marching Band, 410 W. Jefferson St., Sandusky, OH 44870; St. Mary's Catholic Church, 429 Central Ave., Sandusky; or to one's favorite charity.
Condolences may be sent to grofffuneralhomes.com.