Parthenia Gerber, 88, of Bad Axe passed away on Dec. 20, 2020 at Courtney Manor in Bad Axe.
She was born in Livonia, Michigan on Jan. 16, 1932 to the late Herbert and Eunice Smith.
Parthenia and Keith W. Gerber were united in marriage on July 23, 1948 in Flint, Michigan. He preceded her in death on March 7, 2014.
She worked as head cook for Huron Co. Medical Care Facility for 13 years. Parthenia was an avid gardener, loved animals especially horses; crocheting big blankets, cooking and baking – baking breads and cookies.
She is survived by her children Dwain E. (Janice) Gerber of Dorr, Jerry K. (Janice) Gerber of Grand Rapids and Kay M. McLellan of Bad Axe; 22 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Parthenia is also survived by her sister, Margaret Taylor of Mio; and several nieces and nephews.
Parthenia was preceded in death by her brothers Paul, Vern and Walt Smith; sister-in-law, Audrey Majeska; and brother-in-law: Harry Taylor.
A celebration of life service will take place at a later date. Burial has taken place at Colfax Township Cemetery.
Our thanks and gratitude goes to the Courtney Manor staff for all their hard work, dedication and love they showed to mother.
Memorials may be offered to the donor's choice of charity.
Condolences can be shared at www.macalpinefuneralhome.com