Elma Marie Gay
Oct. 24, 1915-Dec. 13, 2013
Elma Marie Gay, age 98, of Alma, passed away Friday, December 13, 2013 at Arbor Grove Assisted Living in Alma. She was born on October 24, 1915 in Montcalm County the daughter of Alanson and Ethel (Wilson) Harrison. On April 28, 1935 she married Virgil Clifford Gay in St. Louis. She enjoyed sewing and photography.
She was a Charter Member of the Interlachen Historical Society, member of Agape and a Charter Member of the Friends of the Library in Interlachen, Florida. Elma was a past member of the Onaway United Methodist Church, Methodist Church in Interlachen, Florida, Orange Springs Community Church and the Huron Shores Fellowship in Alpena.
Elma is survived by her children: Nonnabelle Tree of Alma, Vernon Gay of Pittsburgh, Janice (Jay) Northrop of Onaway and Sam Gay of Grand Ledge; 14 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild; also a brother Ward (Mary) Harrison of Reese; sisters-in-law, Celeste Domeyer of Alma, Barb Harrison of West Alexandria, OH and Norma Kendell of Winter Haven, FL. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Virgil, a son, Paul Gay and her siblings, Arthur, Hilton, Winona and Gale.
Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 1 p.m. at Lux and Schnepp Funeral Home in Riverdale with Missionary Dorothy Frederickson officiating. Interment will be in Riverdale Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Soaring Unlimited Missionary in care of Dorothy Frederickson 6004 Kaynorth Rd., Lansing, MI 48911. To view Elma's obituary online or to leave a condolence for the family please visit www.luxfuneralhomes.com