Grace E. Hausch

First Congregational Church of Tallmadge member, volunteer, great-grandmother

Grace Eleanor (Tschantz) Hausch, 96, died Jan. 15, 2014.

Born Sept. 16, 1917, Mrs. Hausch was a lifetime resident of Akron and Tallmadge, more recently residing at KentRidge at Golden Pond in Kent.

Mrs. Hausch attended First Grace United Church of Christ for 60 years and was later a member of the First Congregational Church of Tallmadge.

A 1935 graduate of Akron Central High School, she was a member of the 1934 State Champion A Capella Choir, Girls Glee Club and was voted "Best Female Dancer" in her class.

During World War II, she was a "Rosie the Riveter" leader at Goodyear Aircraft while her husband, Harry, served in the U.S. Army in Italy and Africa.

Mrs. Hausch volunteered for countless charities, including United Way, March of Dimes, PTA, Alter Circle and Woman's Auxiliary. She was a longtime member and former repeat president of Margaret's Phi Mu Sorority's Mothers Club. Mrs. Hausch was a Cub Scout den mother, Girl Scout Cookie sales mom and instilled in her children and grandchildren fine work ethics and values. She took children in need under her wing, was a devoted caregiver to elderly sisters and brother, and lent a helping hand to neighbors and friends. She sewed/altered clothes, made draperies for many, and clothes for daughters and grandchildren.

Preceded in death by husband, Harry Frederick Hausch; parents, William and Margaret (Hodgson) Tschantz; brothers, Harold, Floyd and Carl; sisters, Beulah (Peg) Hoover, Florence Hauff and Ethel Stanley; and daughter-in-law, Sue Hausch, she is survived by children, Margaret (Phil) Handin, Barbara Rowles and Fred (Cindy) Hausch; grandchildren, Pam Rowles (Rodney) McCauley, Debbie Rowles (Mark) Orostin, Carrie Rowles (Michael) Pierce, Greg and Jennifer Hausch and Mark Handin; step grandchildren Jessie and Gregg Redding; and great-grandchildren Meghan, Ryan and Sean McCauley, Chas Orostin, Tara Ferguson, Andrew Pierce; and step great-grandsons Austin and Dylan Pierce; also sisters-in-law Ruth (Carl Tschantz) Sendelbach, Ann (Walter Hausch) and Mary (Eugene Hausch) and numerous nieces and nephews of both the Hausch and Tschantz families.

Memorials may be made in Grace's memory to First Congregational Church of Tallmadge, 85 Heritage Drive, Tallmadge 44278.

The Clifford-Shoemaker Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements..