Elsie Gary


Elsie Marie Gary, 97, Defiance, Ohio, died Monday, January 2, 2012, at Laurels of Defiance.

She was born November 6, 1914, in Defiance, the daughter of Thomas and Augusta (Pracht) Guilliam. On November 6, 1962, she married Donald Gary, who died on January 23, 1992. She was a homemaker, worked at the Zeller Corporation during World War II, and did housework. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church and a former member of Christ Lutheran Church, Continental.

Surviving are nieces, nephews, cousins, and faithful friends, Charles and Ruby Marrs.

Preceding her in death were her husband, Donald Gary; her parents; two brothers, Richard and Paul Guilliam; and three sisters, Ruth and Doris Guilliam; and Marjorie Replogle.

Services will be at noon Friday, January 6, 2012, in St. John Lutheran Church, Defiance, with Rev. Donald L. Luhring officiating. Burial will be in Sherman Cemetery, Paulding County, Ohio. Visitation is from 10 a.m.-noon Friday at St. John Lutheran Church. Handling arrangements is Hanenkrath-Clevenger-Schaffer Funeral Home, Defiance.

Preferred memorials are to St. John Lutheran Church and Hospice the Caring Way of Defiance. Condolences may be left at www.HCSfuneralhome.com.

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