Rose Marie Schillig

Born: 08/17/1927 Passed:

Rose Marie Schillig (nee Goodwin) passed peacefully into God’s care on June 21, 2020 at age 92. In addition to her parents, Rose was preceded in death by her husband Leo Francis Schillig in 2012 after 68 years of marriage and her sister, Geraldine Ann Goodwin. She is survived by her six children; Geraldine “Gerri” McGirr (Dale), Deneen Wachsman (Bob), Butch Schillig (Sherry), Carla Mayberry, Wayne Schillig (Debbie), and Kevin Schillig (April). She was born on August 17, 1927 to Harry and Marie Goodwin in Canton, Ohio.  Rose was the proud grandmother of 9 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

Leo and Rose worked together to own and operate Schillig’s Food Market, at two locations in Marlboro, Ohio for over 30 years. You could always find all the food, meat, and local news you needed at “the store”, and a long chat after the groceries were checked out was a frequent occurrence.

Rose also had many hobbies over the years.  She rode horses as a teenager, was an avid bowler for many years, and never met a card game she didn’t like.  Leo and Rose spent thirty winters in their home in Hollywood, Florida, and visitors were always welcome there.  Of course, you were in for a big dose of Bunko once a week, and an auction house visit every Friday night!  They also traveled extensively with about 20 of the Senior Travel Tours from Sacred Heart of Mary Church.   Those trips took them from the Dakotas to New York City.  She also traveled to Hawaii with her husband. She traveled across America with friends by car, train, plane, and motor home. Internationally, she traveled to Europe three times, twice to Spain, all in the company of her daughter Gerri and her husband Dale.  Rose had many friends she visited in Spain, because she and Leo helped welcome and host all 13 exchange students from Spain that visited Gerri and Dale over the years.

Rose had a wide circle of friends, never threw anything away, loved her cats, and loved to eat out as much as possible.  Her family and friends ask you to join them in celebrating a long, wonderful life.

Private services will be held.  Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Friday, June 26th at 11:00 am at Sacred Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Harrisburg Social Hall.  Interment will follow in the parish cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Mrs. Rose Marie Schillig may be sent to: Sacred Heart of Mary Church, 8277 North Nickelplate Ave. NE, Louisville, OH 44641,   Marlboro Fire Dept., 9577 Edison St., Alliance, OH 44601 or Marlboro Twp. Police Dept., 7344 Edison St., Hartville, OH 44632.

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14 Tributes to Rose Marie Schillig

  1. Lynda Prather says:

    So sorry to hear of Rose passing. I will remember her dancing at Paul & Melissa’s wedding and how happy she was to be there.

    • Martha Rounds says:

      My dear Rose…I’m so sorry to hear of her passing. She was my conversationalist during the day & took almost every trip we had when I was Activity Coordinator @ The Alsatian. She loved bingo & euchre…and Hamburg’s!!! Will never forget My Rose❤️🌹

  2. Bonnie Hoover says:

    I made many many stops at Schillig’s Market! First in the old store on the square and then in the new store. Was a very sad day when the store closed. Missed the smiling faces of arose and Leo. Sympathy to the family. It’s a blessing to have had your mother for so many years. I’m sure you will miss her sorely

  3. Becky Hoover says:

    The staff at Brookdale wishes you well in your new journey, Aunt Rose. We also want to extend our sympathy to the family. Thanks for letting us get to know her and sharing her life with us. What a GEM!

  4. Tammie Van Camp says:

    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of a beautiful lady both inside and out! We’d always love to go to the market during work from across the street and get caught up in a conversation with either Mrs Schillig or Leo! Two wonderful funny and friendly people! My condolences to you all and God Bless!

  5. Dale McGirr says:

    Rose has been my steadfast friend for the entire 56 years I have had the privilege of being a part of this family through my courtship, engagement, and marriage to Gerri (Schillig) McGirr. Thanks for all the traveling adventures together,Rose. Give Leo a hug for me!

  6. Linda Schillig says:

    I’m so sorry to hear of the loss of your mom and grandmother. Rose was always so kind and welcoming. We will keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers.
    Linda and Bob Schillig.

  7. Fr. Raymond Paul says:

    I offer my sympathy to the family. I will remember Rose and her family in my prayers.

  8. Paul and Sharon Roundy says:

    Wayne and Family. Sorry to read of the passing of your Mom. Both your Dad and Mom were so friendly and interesting to talk with at the store.
    You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  9. Steve and Debbie Vaughan says:

    To the entire Schillig family,
    So sorry to hear of Rose’s passing, She and Leo were wonderful people who brought joy to everyone who visited the store in Marlboro. Keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers.

    Steve and Debbie Vaughan

  10. Jody Saunier Evans says:

    So sorry to read of Rose’s passing. The whole family are known by many, people and have touched many lives. Will keep the family in prayers.
    Jody Saunier Evans

  11. Mark Eaton says:

    A very nice lady at there grocery store when I was young. My thoughts and prayers to entire family.

  12. Penny and Will Lutz says:

    Sending thoughts and prayers to Gerri and Dale. So sorry for your loss. How wonderful that you had so many years to share together with her, including your wonderful travels.

  13. Anonymous says:

    Loved being part of her life – she was a gift to all of the devies family.
    . we loved her and her family – Butch Sherry Deannie Wayne and all of family. she is back with Leo and we know she is happy to be there. Love you alll.!!

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