Myrtle was a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who leaves a legacy of unconditional love for her family. She will be remembered as a vibrant woman of many interests including her collection of bells, love of flea markets and yard sales, and fondness for working puzzles of all kinds, especially jigsaw puzzles that she would put together with her family and friends, as well as her “happy feet” and love of dancing. She may be most remembered for her holiday decorations which she put up for all occasions in the lobby and halls of the Buckeye House where she resided for many years. A resident of Uhrichsville for over 65 years, Myrtle was a member of Grace United Methodist Church. She also belonged to the Twin City Senior Citizens, the Uhrichsville Women of the Moose and the Uhrichsville Eagles Ladies Auxiliary. She enjoyed volunteering at Twin City Hospital’s Coffee Bar for many years until her health prevented her.
She is survived by five children, Susan Rusk of Tuscarawas, Jack (Sally) Legg of Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri, Gayle (Jeff) Underwood of Gnadenhutten, Lynda (Kenneth) Hendrix of Uhrichsville, and Kelly (Wanda) Legg of New Philadelphia; two stepchildren, Viv (Bob) Long of Gnadenhutten and Paul (Sam) Legg of Homeworth, Ohio; 24 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren with one more expected; a sister, Vera Bartholomew of Uhrichsville; a sister-in-law, Viola McCollister of Millersburg; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers, Harvey and Roy McCollister; sisters, Edna Warner and Alice Petrides; son-in-law, Dave Rusk; and two grandsons.
Services for Myrtle, officiated by Pastor Larry Malterer, will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 20, in the R.K. Lindsey Funeral Home in Dennison. Interment will follow in Gnadenhutten Clay Union Cemetery in Gnadenhutten.
Family and friends are invited to call at the funeral home from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday. Those wishing to honor Myrtle’s memory by a charitable contribution are encouraged to do so to the Coffee Bar at Trinity Hospital Twin City, 819 N. 1st St., Dennison, OH 44621 and Community Hospice, 716 Commercial Ave. S.W., New Philadelphia, OH 44663. Her family wishes to express their deep gratitude to Community Hospice for their excellent care of Myrtle during her final illness.
R.K. Lindsey Funeral Home, Inc.