April 11, 1919 - Sept. 26, 2007
WILLARD - Thelma M. Gardner, 88, of Willard, died Wednesday at the Ruffing Care Center in Bloomville.
She was born April 11, 1919 in Willard to the late Charles and Viola (Bunchu) Gossert. She was married to James R. Gardner, whom preceded her in death on Nov. 16, 1960.
She was employed at Stull's News Center and the YMCA doing laundry for many years. She enjoyed playing bingo and watching Cleveland Indians baseball and Ohio State football on T.V.
She is survived by a daughter, Jeanette (David) Fretz of Republic; one step granddaughter and two step great grandsons; along with several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a son: James Martin; two sisters, Loretta V. Webb and Floreine Ryman; and three brothers, Russell H, Glenn C. and Gene C. Gossert.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Lindsey-Kocher Funeral Service, 323 Myrtle Ave., Willard. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home with the Rev. Mark Booster officiating. Burial will be at the Greenwood Cemetery, Willard.