Gerry V. McMillan

Birth Date: 
Monday, August 17, 1931
Date of Passing: 
Sunday, June 18, 2017

WOOSTER – Gerry V. McMillan, 85, of Wooster passed away on Sunday, June 18, 2017 at her home.

She was born August 17, 1931 in Wooster the daughter of William T. and Julia L. Miller Leightner.  She married Charles W. McMillan, Sr. on November 11, 1950.  He preceded her in death.

Gerry had been a secretary at Kean and Melrose Schools for 28 years retiring in 1994.  She was a member of the Wooster United Methodist Church.  She enjoyed reading, yard work, spending time with family, walking and traveling.

Gerry is survived by her children, Charles W. “Bill” Jr. (Eva) McMillan and Jackie (Ron) Krajcik both of Wooster and Linda (Dr. Kim) Stevelt of Logan; grandchildren, Tracy Roscoe, Greg (Jessica) McMillan, Zack Krajcik, Matthew Roscoe, Kelly (Jesse Cantrell) Stevelt, Josh Krajcik, Jenny (Gaetano) Bremenour and Dr. Kristy (Chad Mitchell) Stevelt; 14 great-grandchildren; brothers, Donald (Jean) Leightner of Rootstown and Richard (Josie) Leightner of Fredericksburg, Virginia, and several Nieces and Nephews.

In addition to her husband and parents she was preceded in death by a great-granddaughter Haley, and a sister Patricia Leightner.

There will be no calling hours and private family services will be held.

McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster is assisting the family.

Those who wish may make memorial contributions to LifeCare Hospice, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691 or to the Wooster Boys & Girls Club, PMB Box 189, 343 W. Milltown Rd., Wooster, OH 44691.

Online condolences may be left for the family at


Memorial Contributions: 

LifeCare Hospice, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691 or Wooster Boys & Girls Club, PMB Box 198, 343 W. Milltown Rd., Wooster, OH 44691


No calling hours


Private family services will be held


So sorry to hear of the passing of Gerry. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family

To the Family of Gerry...So sorry for your loss..I have many fond memories of time spent with Gerry...Especially with our Parents as children...She was always a strong and caring person and Family Member...My thoughts are with you...Love, Becky

Jackie, Bill and the rest of the family,
I'm so sorry for your loss. I will always remember your mother's kind, welcoming smile.
You have my deepest sympathy. Keith

To Jackie, Bill and Linda, Gerry and Your and Family touched our hearts, shared with us so many smiles, so many memories will live on. Deepest Condolences. We love you all. Dave and Linda

So sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Tom & Laura

Our sincerest sympathy to all of you. Gerry was a beautiful lady inside and out and was such a gracious one. We still talk about those days when she would come to our house during our summer work days at school. As a secretary, she was the best! God's blessing to each of you. Much love - Betty and Don

Jackie,Bill,Linda,You are in our thoughts and prayers as you mourn the loss of your Mom. I remember her from my younger years when our Dads worked together and our families occasionally got together. She always had a smile on her face.I'm sure you have many wonderful memories. Beth & Marlin

Jackie, Bill and Linda, so sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Linda, So sorry to hear of your mom's passing. She was such a sweet person and always had a big smile whenever I saw her. Will be thinking of you and your family. Susan

Bill, Jackie and Linda,
We are so very sorry about your mom. We loved Gerry! She was always a joy to visit with at reunions and when we would run in to her around town. Please know we are thinking about all of you. With our most sincere and heartfelt sympathy,
Kirby & Sandi Kiser

Gerry was a wonderful caring part of the Melrose school family. Our children, Drew, Troy and Mindy were blessed by her smile and positive influence daily. Our love and prayers as you celebrate a life well lived. She was a very special lady.

I was blessed to have known Gerry for ten years while teaching at Melrose. I will never forget her positive outlook and generous spirit-- she was a bright light for us all! I love you, Gerry!

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