Gladys Elnora Gariety

Died: Tue., Mar. 20, 2018

Private Interment

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Gladys Elnora Gariety, 98, Sidney, Ohio, passed away  peacefully on Tuesday, March 20, 2018, at Dorothy Love Retirement Community. 

She was born on March 16, 1920, in Shelby County, the daughter of the late John and Christena (Pulfer) Scherer. She graduated from Sidney High School with the Class of 1938. On November 24,1938, she married Francis Gariety, who preceded her in death September 19, 1994. Francis and Gladys had 4 children, all of whom survive: Lawrence (Louise) Gariety, of Lake Park GA; Howard (Suzan) Gariety, of Anna OH; Patricia (Lawrence) Geise, of Celina OH; and Edward (Karen) Gariety of Sidney OH. Gladys had nine grandchildren: Jamie Gariety, Tony (Petra) Gariety, Jenny (Matt) Bertsch, Michelle (Doug) Leist, Marc (Linda) Geise, Matt (Brenna Farrell) Geise, Brian (Kristen) Geise, Lindsay (Zach) Geuy, and Nicholas Gariety (Jenna and Riley). Also sixteen great grandchildren: Ana Beil, Phil Bertsch, Sydney Rogers, Andrew, Brooklynn, Mallory, Nora, and Natalie Leist, Marco and Mia Geise, Beckett and Clara Geise, Brynn Geise, and Mack, Zane and Crew Geuy. One great grandchild, Sebastian Bertsch, preceded her in death, in addition to siblings Lawrence, Bud, Vernon, Walt, Raymond Scherer, and sisters Mabel and Cora.

Gladys was a long time member of Holy Angels Catholic Church, Sidney. She enjoyed time at the Senior Center of Shelby County, and was also a member of the Widows Club and the Sacred Heart Altar Society, and did quite a bit of volunteer work. She especially enjoyed playing games and cards with her children and grandchildren. Her face always lit up when she saw her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Gladys babysat for the neighborhood families, and they still, even all these years later, refer to her as Grandma Gariety. She was also an avid quilter, and made beautiful comforters for her family.  She enjoyed her flowers, watching her birds, and sitting in her swing. Years ago, Gladys enjoyed working at Shady Bowl Raceway. Gladys and Francis spent 20 plus years wintering in Pine Island Florida. 

Condolences may be made to the Gariety family at and as per Gladys's wishes, funeral services are private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Holy Angels Catholic Church in Gladys's name. Private interment will be at Glen Cemetery in Port Jefferson, in her mausoleum. Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. 

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   Posted Fri March 23, 2018
Ed and family: Please accept my deepest condolences on the loss of your mother. peace

Jerry Gray
   Posted Sun March 25, 2018
Sorry for your loss. Jerry and Bening

Floyd Yinger
   Posted Mon March 26, 2018
Larry, we are so sorry to learn of your loss. We know she lived a good and long life. Thinking of you at this time. Floyd and Mary Lou Yinger

Linda Preece
   Posted Thu March 29, 2018
I am praying for your family

Jane & Chuck Kuhlman
   Posted Thu March 29, 2018
Gariety family,
Please feel our sympathy & support for the loss of your mother, our "Grandma Gariety". She was such an important part of our lives & that of Krista's & Karla's as well. We have so many great memories (& recipes) she shared with us over the years! She even taught me how to make pie crust. . .from scratch!!! She was truly a part of our family, too, & we mourn with you. Heaven gained an angel, & for her this year, Easter came early!!

Larry & Janice Gockley
   Posted Fri April 20, 2018
Thoughts and Prayers of Gladys Gariety. What a beautiful lady, inside and out. Bless the Gariety family..

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