The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

Obituaries

July 13, 2014

Cyrilla “Sally” Katherine Hoffmeier Mettee

Published 7-13-14

ENID, OK — Service of Remembrance and Celebration of Life for Cyrilla “Sally” Katherine Hoffmeier Mettee, 93, of Enid, Okla., will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at Central Christian Church, with the Revs. John McLemore and Don Johnson officiating. Interment will follow on Friday, July 18, in Rochester, Pa. The family will receive friends from 3-4 p.m. today, July 13, at Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home.

Cyrilla was the oldest of five siblings born to John Clemens Hoffmeier and Adelaide May Hughes in Rochester, Pa., on May 22, 1921, and passed away Friday, July 11, 2014.

Cyrilla graduated from Rochester High School in 1939.

She married Calvin E. Mettee on Aug. 23, 1941, and had two daughters, Sally Jane and Joan Lois.

Always a great partner to Calvin, she moved with him during his military career to Washington, D.C., and Dayton, Ohio.

She worked as a secretary to support Calvin as he attended Ohio State University to obtain his engineering degree.

Cyrilla was very proud of Calvin’s efforts and was inspired to further her own education at Bliss Business School in Columbus.

After graduating from Bliss she had an 18-plus-year career working in Ohio and Michigan as a draftswoman for Chrysler Defense Engineering, Republic Steel and Goodyear Aerospace.

Calvin and Cyrilla retired to Enid in 1979, to be closer to their three grandchildren. In addition to enjoying being a part of her grandkids’ lives, she also was a very active member of the community. She was a member of Eastern Star, Fellowship Guild, Shriner Ladies, Meadowlake Ladies Golf League and Enid Arts Council. She also was a volunteer and gave her time to organizations like Senior Life Network, Saint Mary’s Hospital, Leonardo’s and Oklahoma Blood Institute.

Cyrilla also was very creative and a talented artist. She took great joy in painting and sharing her pictures with family and friends. Her creativity and her enjoyment of painting was a very important part of how she wanted to be remembered.  Her artwork hangs proudly in every family members home.

Cyrilla is survived by her husband, Calvin E. Mettee and daughter, Sally J. Keeler;  siblings, Johnny Hoffmeier and Mary Jane Balderson; three grandchildren, Tricia Keeler Felt, Geoffrey (Josh) Richard Keeler, and Shannon Elizabeth Keeler; and eight great-grandchildren, Kaylea Felt, Garrett Felt, Erin Bourland, Carson Bandy, Lauren Petty, Kyle Petty, Avery Keeler and Morgan Keeler.

She was preceded in death by sisters, Madeline Hajduk and Eleanor Hoffmeier; daughter, Joan Lois Mettee; and son-in-law, Larry Richard Keeler.

Memorial contributions may be made to the following: Hospice Circle of Love, Shriners Hospital and/or Central Christian Church Choir Foundation with Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home serving as custodian of the funds.

Condolences may be made at ladusauevans.com.

(Submitted by family)

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