Wadsworth, OH

Beatrice Clara Meade, 91, of Wadsworth died Sunday, December 26, 2010. She was born July 11, 1919, in Doylestown, OH to the late Henry and Clara (Homan)Petit.
She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church where she was a member of the Altar and Rosary Society and the Legion of Mary. She was a former employee of Goodyear Aircraft as “Rosie the Riveter” during World War II, Sun Rubber Co., Petit’s Poultry, Trogdon Grocery, Servomation Vending Co. at American Safety, a restaurant worker, a childcare giver and volunteer at Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital and Meals on Wheels.
She was a member of the Ohio Country Western Music Association since 1975, a member of the Red Hat Society, a loving mother and grandmother, loved working with people, playing cards, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her late husband, Joseph Patrick Meade in 1991, first husband Roy Allen King in 1949, her sisters Dorothy Houser, Ruth McKee, Gertrude Lindeman, Irene Moreley, Helen Frey, Letha Marie Petit, Monica Hoover, Dolores Trogdon, and brother Carl Petit.
Beatrice is survived by her daughters; Janet (Walter) Perry of Creston, Bonnie (Paul) Graham of Rittman, Susan (Joseph) Lamielle of Wadsworth, brother Alfred (Felice) Petit of Akron, sister-in-law Mary Petit of Doylestown. Grandchildren Walter Jr., Roy, Jon, Clara, Jean, Bill, Ken, Pam, Wally, Robin, Connie, Paula, Marnie, Doug, Patrick, and Cody, 32 great grandchildren, 18 great great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, and her special poodle Dolly. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the loving caregivers at Altercare.
Family will receive visitors Wednesday, December 29, 2010, at the Hilliard-Rospert Funeral Home, 174 N. Lyman St., Wadsworth 2-4 and 6-8 PM. Rosary will be recited at 7:45 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, December 30, 2010, at 10:00 AM at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 272 Broad St., Wadsworth with Fr. Joseph Labak, Celebrant. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Sacred Heart Church or School.