Clara Strickler will celebrate her 100th birthday Dec. 19. She was born in Macedonia in 1912, the year the Titanic sank.
The daughter of Claire and Louise Robinson and sister to brothers Jay and Roy, Mrs. Strickler lived in Macedonia most of her life, graduating from Macedonia High School in 1931.
She worked as a counselor at Goodrich Camp, attended Kent State University and taught third grade at Roosevelt High School in Springfield Township for two years.
Mrs. Strickler married the late George Strickler in 1937. Mr. Strickler died in 1979. She lived alone in their home for 30 years until moving to Tallmadge in 2009.
She was a member of the Northfield-Macedonia Historical Society, TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) for 10 years, delivered Meals on Wheels and worked at the M.F. Fawcett Co. in Macedonia.
Mrs. Strickler is a member of the Macedonia United Methodist Church and is one of the first members of the "Out to Lunch Bunch" group.
She enjoyed attending concerts, dining with friends and working in her yard. She lived with her daughter, Karen, and son in law, Fred Viall, for two and a half years before moving to Summit Villa.
She still enjoys getting out and spending time with her family.
Mrs. Strickler has two granddaughters, Lisa (Jeff) McKenna and Mary (Troy) Simone as well as three great-grandsons, Max and Jake Simone and Mason Sims.
She will celebrate her big day with family and friends.