Aug. 6, 1923 Oct. 18, 2007
SANDUSKY Stella C. Perrine, 84, of Sandusky, died Thursday at Stein Hospice Care Center in Sandusky.
Stella was born Aug. 6, 1923 in Bellevue, daughter of the late Jacob G. and Veronica (Scherley) Claus.
She was a graduate of Bellevue High School in 1943 and a graduate of the Cleveland Academy of Cosmetology in 1944.
She worked at the Venice Beauty Shoppe in Cleveland, the Freechman Beauty Shoppe in the Ashford General Hospital in White Sulpher Springs, and at the Greenbrier Hotel in White Sulpher Springs, W.Va., where her husband was stationed at the time.
She was the owner-operator of Stella's Beauty Salon on Main Street in Bellevue for more than 50 years.
She was a long time member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Bellevue until moving to Sandusky following her retirement, where she was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. She was a resident at Providence Care Center, Sandusky for 3 1/2 years, prior to her transfer to Stein Hospice.
She is survived by sisters, Rosemary Mesenburg of Huron, Rita Welsch of Pueblo West, Colo., Eileen (Clayton) Siesel of Bellevue, Leona McLoughlin of Mechanicsville, Va.; a brother, Jake (June) Claus of Huron; and numerous nieces and nephews and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James L. Perrine, whom she married May 3, 1945 at St. Charles Catholic Church in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. and who died in 1995; a sister, Alma Alt; nephews, Michael McLaughlin and Terrance Mesenburg; and a niece, Margaret Mesenberg.
Memorial gifts may be sent to Stein Hospice 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky; or to Providence Care Center, 2025 Hayes Ave, Sandusky.
A memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Bellevue with the Rev. Keith Stripe officiating.
Arrangements are being handled by Auxter Funeral Home, Bellevue.