Mary M. Schlachter
Mary Margaret Schlachter, 89, of North Royalton and formerly of Toledo, passed away peacefully May 29, 2019, with her two daughters by her side.
She was born April 1, 1930, to Frank and Estella (née Geoffrion) Perkins. Mary was a graduate of Notre Dame Academy. She married John Schlachter in 1948 and raised their six children. They were married 36 years until his passing in 1984. In 1997, Mary moved to Altamonte Springs, Fla., where she joined Annunciation Catholic Church and lived close to two of her children. She devoted her time to the church as sacristan, lector and Eucharistic minister. Mary was a professional seamstress and quilter. She owned and operated Schlachter Custom Draperies in Toledo and continued her passion for sewing and quilting long after her move. She loved to keep busy and enjoyed her visits from family and friends. She was lovingly “Grandma” to many.
She is survived by her sons John Jr., Joseph (Karen) and Jerome (Judell) Schlachter; daughters, Joan Abbott and Janet (David) Shaw, Julie (Craig Montgomery) Taylor; 15 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; siblings, Sr. Estella Perkins, Loretta Roehrich and Donald Perkins; sisters-in-laws, Kay and Carol Schlachter; and many nephews and nieces.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents; husband, John; son-in-law, Walter; daughter-in-law, Vickie; brothers, John and Francis; sisters, Therese Lazette and Helen Chesney; and great-grandson, Christopher Schlachter Jr.
Funeral will be Saturday, July 27 at Most Blessed Sacrament Church, 2240 Castlewood Drive, Toledo. A gathering will be at 10 a.m. at the church with funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at Ottawa Hills Memorial Park.
Memorial tributes may be given to a charity of the donors choice or offered in a Mass in Mary’s name.
Blessing-Hine Funeral Home handled arrangements.