SALLY J. MECKSTROTH age 83
Of New Bremen, passed away on Friday, August 17, 2018 at 2:54 A.M. at Joint Twp. Dist. Memorial Hospital in St. Marys. She was born on April 25, 1935 in St. Marys, the daughter of the late Elmer L. and Leona B. (Lanning) Kohler. On April 16, 1955, she married Roland S. Meckstroth, who died on January 25, 1996. Along with her husband and parents, Sally was preceded in death by three sisters; June Henderson, Patricia Henning, and Betty Henschen. She is survived by her daughter, Sherry Meckstroth of New Bremen, son Jeff Meckstroth of St. Marys, son Greg Meckstroth of New Bremen, and grandson Jacob Meckstroth of Vandalia. Also surviving are her sister Janet Craft of St. Marys, her sister-in-laws Kate Meckstroth and LaRue Dicke, and a number of nieces and nephews.
Sally was a 1953 graduate of St. Marys Memorial High School, and she earned a Bachelors’ and Masters’ degree from Wright State University. She taught fourth grade at Minster Elementary School for 28 years. She was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ in New Bremen, where she taught Sunday School for several years, and was a part of the Circle of Friends ministry. Sally was a member of the Auglaize County Retired Teachers’ Association, Hospital Guild #9, St. Marys American Legion Post 323 Auxiliary, Friends of the New Bremen Library, and the New Bremen Senior Citizens. For many years, she was a volunteer at the Joint Twp. Dist. Memorial Hospital, the New Bremen Blood Mobile, and the New Bremen Historic Association. Sally was an avid reader and enjoyed spending time with her family, playing cards, and being with her friends.
Private family services will be held. Inurnment will take place in the German Protestant Cemetery in New Bremen at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home of New Bremen, and condolences to the Meckstroth family can be left online at www.gilberghartwigfh.com.