GREENVILLE - Margaret Catherine Gerlach, age 88, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, May 5, 2013 at 7:55 AM at the Brethren Retirement Community, Greenville, Ohio. She was born on November 18, 1924 in Union City, Indiana, to the late Paul & Jessie (Jackson) Geyer.
She is survived by her children, Jesse Burke of London, Ohio, Michael & Lauri Gerlach of Sayner, Wisconsin, Karen (Harry Bogan) Barhorst of Greenville and Angie & Jay Harmeson of Greenville; grandchildren, James, David, Mike, Steve, and Danny Burke, Erich and Doug Gerlach, Michaela Barhorst, Nick Howard, Mahala Howard and Jacqueline Altizer; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her first husband, Leo Mock on August 19, 1945; second husband, Anthony M. Gerlach on May 3, 1976 whom she married on April 2, 1949; son, Jerome Gerlach; brothers, Robert and James Geyer; and sisters, Mary Howard and Pauline Jennings.
Margaret was a homemaker and a former member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and Rosary Altar Society. She loved dogs, cats and watching the news. She was dedicated to her family and was a very kind souled person.
There will be a graveside service held on Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 11:30 AM at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Greenville, Ohio, with Pastor Sylvia McKibben officiating. There will be no public visitation. Arrangements are under the direction of Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio.
It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to State of the Heart Hospice. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com