Sheila Kay Meister, 74, of Wadsworth, died February 10, 2021 after a long battle with complications from diabetes.
She was born November 15, 1946 in Millersburg, OH to the late Horace “Red” and Dorothy (Foster) Smith. Sheila grew up in Wadsworth and enjoyed many interests. She was an avid reader, directed high school plays, attended professional theater productions, and was an accomplished pianist. She never missed watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Sheila earned a B.S. in education from Bowling Green State University, and a master’s degree from Cleveland State University. She taught English in Berea, OH, and later became a Human Resources Specialist for Kaiser Permanente, and Key Bank.
Sheila is survived by her son, Curt (Tamara) Meister; granddaughter Hannah Meister; sister Lorie Stuteville; nieces Natalie (Amy) Blackburn, and Holly (Jason) Davis; great-nieces Kayla and Annabelle Davis. She treasured her friendships with Debra Mipos, Geri Peterman, Annette Kroger, and Gail Warner Wolford.
People who knew Sheila well, admired her as a true survivor. She had a keen intellect, wonderful sense of humor, and loving warmth. Sheila enjoyed mentoring younger adults to help them realize their true potential.
Sheila enjoyed serendipitous moments in meeting musicians she admired such as Henry Mancini and Paul Simon, as well as ABC news anchor Peter Jennings. She will be missed.
Due to Covid, no memorial service will be held; cremation has taken place.