Myrtle L. Sinclair, 101, originally of South Amherst, died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2008, after a brief illness in the Rehabilitation and Nursing Center at Firelands in New London where she resided for the past five years.
Myrtle was born Jan. 21, 1907, in South Amherst and lived there most of her life; she was the daughter of the late, Merton and Catherine (Schroeder) Bailey. She graduated from South Amherst High School in 1925. She moved to New London in 1995. Myrtle was a member of South Amherst United Methodist Church, Sandstone Senior Citizens, Order of the Eastern Star Stone City Chapter 325, and Royal Neighbors of America. Myrtle sold Watkins products from her home for many years. She also worked at Richmond Brothers factory helping with the war efforts during WWII.
Myrtle is survived by her cousins, Robert (Becky) Gainok of New London, Sarah (Stuart) Starks of Hebron, Ky., Erin (Keven) Wise of Winchester, Va., Andrea (Jared) Swiger of Grand Rapids, Mich., and Emily Gainok of New London, with whom she lived for many years; her stepchildren, Jim Sinclair of Lorain, Richard (Jacqueline) Sinclair of South Amherst and Susan (John) Allsop of Amherst; and many stepgrandchildren and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Ralph Myers in 1947; and her second husband, Otis (Red) Sinclair in 1977.
Friends my call 4-8 p.m. Friday and from 10 Saturday until funeral services at 11 a.m. at Eastman Funeral Home, 200 W. Main St., New London. The Rev. Cathy Ake will officiate and graveside services will be at 12:30 p.m. at Evergreen Cemetery in South Amherst Cemetery.
Condolences may be extended at eastmanfuneralhome.com.