TROY — Gretchen E. Slife, age 77, of Troy, Ohio, died at 9:45 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, at Genesis Nursing Home, Troy, Ohio.
She was born in Sidney, Ohio, on May 16, 1937, to the late Robert W. and Lillian C. (Gallimore) Wagner.
Gretchen is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, James (Jim) and Connie Slife, Sidney, Ohio; two daughters, Tammy Slife Hughes, Troy, Ohio, and Cathy Rohr, Troy, Ohio; six grandchildren, Eric Jimenez, Ricky Jimenez, Master Gunnery Sgt. James and Angie Slife III, of North Carolina, Angelique Brower, RN, Fletcher, Ohio, Jeremy and Michelle Slife, Sidney, Ohio, and Melissa and Phil Pollard, Florida; 16 great-grandchildren; and one great great grandson.
She was preceded in death by one brother: Farrel R. Wagner and one grandson: Jason Strunk.
Gretchen was employed at Hartzell Propeller in Piqua, Ohio, for 26 years and also worked for Grissom's in the bakery for three years. She was a member of the Eastern Star.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, at Melcher-Sowers Funeral Home, Piqua, with Pastor Gary Wagner officiating. Burial will follow in Graceland Cemetery, Sidney, Ohio.
Memorial contributions may be made to the
, 15120 Collections Center Dr., (15120=lbx#), Chicago, IL 60693 or
, 644 Linn Street, Suite 304, Cincinnati, OH 45203.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.melcher-sowers.com.