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Marian E. Gale, age 75, of Toledo, went to Heaven October 1, 2012, at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born on January 13, 1937, to Charles and Martha (Busch) Drath in Maumee. Marian was a member of Heritage Baptist Church. She was the most loving and dedicated mother and friend spending many happy hours playing cards, bunco, going to casinos, and traveling with family and friends. Those who knew Marian will always remember her sense of humor and her strong will.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sons, Thomas Patrick and Kenneth Byron Gale, and brothers, Dale, Gene and James Drath. Left to cherish Marian's memory are husband, Kenneth A. Gale;
her loving children, Cindy
(Skip) Forbes, Tony
(Maureen) Gale, Julie (Gary)
Jagodzinski, and Michael (Louise) Fraszewski; daughter-in-law, Rita Amstutz; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sister, Alice Sorter; best furry friends, Frankie and Ozzie, and many loving other family and friends.
Family and friends will be received on Friday from 2:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Heritage Baptist Church, 5542 Lewis Ave., Toledo. Funeral Services will begin Saturday at 12:00 p.m. at church with visitation one hour prior. Interment will follow in Toledo Memorial Park. The Newcomer Funeral Home (419-473-0300) assisted the family with professional services.
Pallbearers will be Angie Forbes, Joshua Forbes,
Anthony Gale, Patrick Gale, Jason Gale, and Joseph Gale.
Honorary pallbearers will be Cecilia Gale, Jamie Gale, Jeannie Gale, Richard Gale, Christopher Steel, and Brandy Spicer.
Memorial contributions in honor of Marian may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 E. River Rd., Perrysburg, OH 43551 or to Heritage Baptist Church, 5542 Lewis Ave., Toledo, OH 43612.
Marian's family would like to thank Dr. Rex Mowat, Dr. Garrett Begeman, Hospice of Northwest Ohio and all of their staff and Chuck and Mimi Grasser for all of their loving care and kindness given to her and her family during her battle of cancer.
A special thanks to Pastor Dan Ellis, Brother Jeff Ellis and members of Heritage Baptist Church for your prayers, kindness and visits.
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In my dreams I'll always see you soar above the sky.
In my heart will always be a place for you for all my life.
I'll keep a part of you with me, and everywhere I am, there you'll be.
Published in Toledo Blade from Oct. 3 to Oct. 4, 2012