F. Mae Cregger , 83, of Sciotodale, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at the SOMC Hospice Center. Born on March 9, 1930 in Canandaigua, NY, she was a daughter of the late Frances O’Brien Skiver and Thomas Edward O’Brien. Also preceding her in death were a sister, June Chapman, two brothers-in-law, Ralph Chapman and J.D. Schaefer, and a son-in-law, Bob “Bobby” Howard.
Surviving are her husband, Albert “Don” Cregger, a sister, Pat Schaefer, a sister-in-law, Joyce (Kenny) Green, two children, Diana Mae (Cregger) Howard and Don E. Cregger, three grandchildren, Dacia (Gary) Stiltner, Russ (Cissy) Johnson, III and Randy Johnson, three step-grandchildren, Misty Howard, Bobby Howard, Jr. and Annie Howard, three great-grandchildren, Austin Johnson, Caiman Stiltner and Riley Johnson, five step-great grandchildren, Ashley Howard, Ty Howard, Dylan Howard, “Ella” Howard and Logan Howard, twelve nieces and nephews, a special daughter, Peggy Moon Gains, and a special friend, Rose Reed Hamby.
Mae was a 1948 graduate of Wheelersburg High School, and worked at Mercy Hospital, Fourth Street Portsmouth Kroger’s, Glad Tidings Book Store in Portsmouth and Ironton, and Williams Brothers Furniture. She was involved in the Civil Air Patrol, secretary of the Thursday Housewife’s Bowling League, secretary of the Retired Steelworker’s Organization (S.O.A.R.) and received an Outstanding Service and Humanitarian awards while she was the executive secretary of the Ohio Aids Coalition. Mae was secretary of the Porter Over 55 Club, a volunteer for the Scioto Radio Reading Service, and was a member of the Charity Singers that sang at local nursing homes and senior centers to entertain those that were unable to get out. She received the 1996 Scioto County Outstanding Senior Citizen award from the Area Agency on Aging for the work she had done for other senior citizens.
Mae was a member of the Sciotodale Free Will Baptist Church and Christ Community Church where she taught Sunday school, sang in both church choirs and was a member of the Red Hats Society. She enjoyed attending the activities of her grandchildren and touched the lives of everyone she met.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday at the BRANT FUNERAL HOME IN SCIOTOVILLE with Pastor Aaron Reed officiating. Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at Brant’s from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday and one hour prior to the service on Saturday.