Mary Alice "Myrt" Streeter

Jun 30, 1921 - Jan 7, 2013

Mary Alice "Myrt" Streeter, 91, of Port Clinton, passed away Monday, Jan. 7, 2013

She was born June 30, 1921, in Port Clinton, to William F. and Clara A. (Hoffman) Wolf.

On June 8, 1946, in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, she married Clarence H. Streeter and he preceded her in death on June 21, 1994.

The nickname Myrt fit her well. She enjoyed a good joke and with a twinkle in her eye didn’t mind telling a bad one. Myrt was a casual, relaxed person who got things done without fluster or flurry. She held dear her family, friends, church and community and will be greatly missed by all.

A lifelong member of Immaculate Conception Church, Mary Alice also was a graduate of Immaculate Conception School. She served on the sacristan committee, the Altar Rosary Society, the Lady of Fatima Study Club, the Christ Renews His Parish team and the RCIA team, where she helped prospective members in their preparation to join her beloved chur

She also was an active member and past president of the Child Guidance Council. She was named Port Clinton Woman of the Year in 1967. A former physical education major, Mary Alice taught swimming at the city beach, East Harbor State Park and Port Clinton High school. She volunteered for the American Red Cross in the lifesaving programs and the Blood Mobile program. She held a lifetime membership in the Magruder Hospital Auxiliary as well as memberships in the Port Clinton Yacht Club, Moose Lodge 1610 Ladies Auxiliary, and Elk’s Lodge 1718 Auxiliary.

Mary Alice is survived by her loving children: Mary Jo (Joseph) Brenner of Oconomowoc, Wis.; William W. (Melody) Streeter, of Racine, Wis.; Patricia A. (David) Soderberg, of Port Clinton; Martha J. (Jeffrey) Cox, of Lower Burrell, Pa.; and Carol F. (Gregory) Fox, of Port Clinton.

She is further survived by grandchildren, Joseph (Christine) Brenner, William Brenner, Todd Streeter, Caleb Streeter, Benjamin Soderberg, Joshua (Kimberly) Soderberg, Ann Soderberg, Sarah (Robert) Reifschneider, Daniel Cox, Brian Cox and Joseph Cox and great-grandchildren, Joseph, Maxwell and Marcella Brenner and Wyatt Soderberg.

Mary Alice was preceded in death by her husband; parents; brothers, James, Richard and George Wolf; step-brother, Tom McRitchie; and nephew, David Wolf.

The family wishes to express their heartfelt appreciation for the many thoughts, prayers, and acts of kindness extended by relatives, friends and neighbors during the illness of their dear mother. Also they would like to thank her caregivers and especially Stein Hospice.

Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, at Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, Port Clinton. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted by the Rev. John Missler at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at Immaculate Conception Church, Port Clinton. Interment will be in Riverview Cemetery, Port Clinton.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church or The American Red Cross.

Condolences may be shared with the family at walkerfuneralhomes.com.