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Gladys Gerth, 77, formerly of Adair CO, KY, dies in Gibson City, IL

She was a longtime Sunday School teacher at American Lutheran Church
Gladys Gerth, 77, Gibson City, IL, formerly of Adair County, KY, passed away Saturday, January 14, 2006, at the Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Gibson City, where she had been a resident for three weeks.

She was the daughter of the late Calvin Jesse and Mary Martha Rexroat Kerr and was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph W. Gerth, on May 14, 1992.

She is survived by the following:
  • Three sons and their wives: Roger Gerth and his wife Susie, Gibson City, IL; Kenneth Gerth and his wife Anne, Downers Grove, IL; and Bob Gerth and his wife Pat, Elliott, ILL

  • A special nephew he helped raise and his wife: Jerry Kerr and his wife, Linda, Columbia, KY

  • Nine grandchildren, four great grandchildren, two step grandchildren, and 11 step great grandchildren

  • And two sisters: Ann Milligan, Columbia, KY; and Bessie McElroy, Cincinnati, OH.
Mrs. Gerth was a member of the American Evangelical Lutheran Church in Gibson City, where she taught Sunday School for many years. She retired from the Gibson City Electronics Plant. She was devoted to her family and especially to her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

The funeral service will be Wednesday, January 18, 2006, at 10:00 a.m., at the American Evangelical Lutheran Church in Gibson City, IL.

Rev. David Pavesic will officiate.

Interment will be in Drummer Township Cemetery in Gibson City, IL.

Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m., Tuesday, January 17, 2006, at the Lamb Funeral Home in Gibson City, IL.

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