Mann, Gail

Posted in Obituaries

Gail I. Mann, 91, of Lyons, Ohio, died April 30, 2014, at Swanton Health Care. 

Gail was born in Jasper, Mich., on Dec. 13, 1922, the daughter of James and Thelma (Ayers) Stevens. On July 14, 1941, she married Eldeen Mann, and he preceded her in death in 1992.

She was a 1941 graduate of Lyons High School and earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree in education from Siena Heights University.

Gail served as a fifth grade school teacher for five years at the former Pike School and then for 24 years in the Evergreen school system, working in the Chesterfield and Lyons schools.

She was a member of the Winameg Christian Church where she also served as a elder. Gail had volunteered at Sauder Village in the school house and loved quilting.

 She is survived by her children, Joy (and Carl) McLaughlin of Sand Creek, Mich., James (and Vicky) Mann of Nashua, Iowa and Judy (and Bob) Keating of Leesburg, Fla.; nine grandchildren, Carl McLaughlin, Kay McGraw, Pat McLaughlin, Kerry Pinion, Rob Keating, Melissa Mann Detwiler, Melinda Bowden, Martin Mann and Micah Mann; 17 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Gene Fouch and Joyce Stevens.

 Visitation is scheduled from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 2, at the Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home in Wauseon. Visitation will continue Saturday morning from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m service at the Winameg Christian Church, with the Rev. Floyd Vincent officiating. Interment will follow in the Lyons Cemetery.

Memorial donations are suggested to Winameg Christian Church, Gentiva Hospice or a charity of the donor’s choice.

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