Alverta Koser-McCracken, 91, of Sandusky, passed away early Thursday morning, Feb. 14, 2013, in Stein Hopsice Care Center after a lengthy illness.
Alverta was born Oct. 12, 1921, in Bellaire, Ohio, daughter the late John and Anna (Schmidt) Johnson.
She was a graduate of Tiffin Ohio Junior Home in 1938, and was a graduate of Sandusky Business College in 1939. She was employed as a secretary at Esmond Dairy and other area employers.
Alverta was a member of the Church of the Nazarene in Sandusky.
During her long and active life, Alverta enjoyed singing, dancing (ballroom and tap), playing piano (home and church), sewing, baking, cooking, teaching Sunday school and working with the elderly. She was an excellent homemaker and an unwavering advocate for her children, who fondly remember that she enjoyed “their music” as well as her own. Later in life, Alverta travelled extensively and although she knew little of baseball she became an informed and enthusiastic Cleveland Indians fan. Alverta was a very generous, kind and giving person. Alverta will be lovingly remembered as a great mother and grandmother.
She is survived by her children, Susan (Tom) Brooks, of Sandusky, Jerry (Linda) Koser, of Munroe Falls, Ohio, and Greg (Lori), of Woodville, Ohio; her grandchildren, Britney (Patrick) Simone, Matthew Koser, Michael (Terra) Almendarez, Amy Chad) Brewer, Angela (Brian) Young, Linda Gardener, John (Becky) Koser, Vicki (Joe) Montgomery, Mark (Tracey) Koser and Douglas (Michelle) Koser and Travis Ross and Thomas Ross; 23 great-grandchildren; her sister, Rosemarie (Henry) Baker; her brother, John Johnson; and many nieces and nephews.
Alverta was preceded in death by her first husband, Frank C. Koser, in 1966; her second husband, Russell McCracken, in 1995; her son, John (Jack) Koser; her daughter, Marilyn Masters; her parents; her sisters, Marge Miller, Lillian Leamis and Anna Pepitone; her brother, Robert Johnson; and four grandchildren, Megan, Melissa, Michael Koser and Phillip Masters Jr.
Friends may call 4-7 p.m. Tuesday Feb. 19, at Groff funeral Home and Crematory, 1607 E. Perkins Ave., Sandusky. A memorial service will be at 6:30 p.m. Private family burial will take place in Oakland Cemetery, Sandusky.
Those wishing to contribute to Alverta’s memory may do so to Stein Hospice Services, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870.
Condolences may be shared at grofffuneralhomes.com.