Alma Mae (Collins) Guertal
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passed away in her home in Massillon, Ohio on Jan. 30, 2014. She was born on Sept. 23, 1943 in Collville, Ohio. Alma attended Middlebranch High School and was a certified STNA working with the elderly in local nursing homes. She truly loved her job.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Rome and Hila (Whipkey) Collins, as well as her sister, Shirley Motter and brother, Ralph Collins. She is survived by her loving husband, Robert A. Guertal; four sons, Lee K. (Joyce) Ferguson, Jr., Ben and Kathy Ferguson, Mitchell E. (Gloria) Ferguson, and Rome Ferguson; and one daughter, Stacy M. Ferguson. She is also survived by 24 grandchildren and 31 great- grandchildren; sisters, Lucie M. Flory, Sandy (Howard) Welsh, Delores Kelley, and Linda (Leonard) Metz; as well as a host of nieces and nephews and 'adopted' mom to many, and dearest friend, Annie Hammond.
Family will be receiving friends at Karlo-Libby Funeral Home on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Monday, Feb. 3, 2014 at 11 a.m. with entombment to follow at Forest Hill Cemetery. If you were lucky enough to have known her, you couldn't help but love her.
Published in The Repository from Feb. 1 to Feb. 2, 2014