Geraldine A. “Gerry” Gribler
Geraldine A. “Gerry” Gribler

OHIO CITY, Ohio — Geraldine A. “Gerry” Gribler, 90, of Ohio City, died at 10:23 p.m. Saturday, April 26, 2014, at CHP Inpatient Hospice Center, Van Wert.

She was born June 25, 1923, in Monroe, Ind., to the late Laura G. (Roebuck) and Samuel E. Haggard.

Her husband, Raymond Lee Gribler, died July 20, 2002. They were married May 5, 1944.


Survivors include sons: Allen L. (Bonnie) Gribler of Goodyear, Ariz., and Karl G. (Nancy) Gribler of Van Wert; daughters: Connie S. (Gary) Stevens of Ohio City and Mary E. (William) Schnepp of Van Wert; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren, and two stepgreat-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers: Earl and Haggard and her twin brother: Gerald A. Haggard.

She retired from General Electric in Fort Wayne in January of 1975. She was a member of Olive Branch Church of God and the WCSC. A 1941 graduate of Pleasant Mills High School, she was a former member of Liberty Grange and Pleasant Grange for over 50 years. She bowled on the Friday Niters and the Couples bowling leagues and liked to crochet and bake cookies.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 2, 2014, at Cowan & Son Funeral Home, Van Wert. The Rev. Steven G. Waterman of Olive Branch Church of God will officiate. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Ohio City.

Calling is Thursday from 2 - 8 p.m.

Preferred memorial is Olive Branch Church of God or Ohio City Fire Department.

Expressions of sympathy may be e-mailed to: cowanfh@yahoo.com.