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Gertrude Elizabeth Everett, 92, of rural New Bloomington, passed away peacefully in the home of her grandson surrounded by the family she so loved, at 2:15 a.m. Friday (Aug. 26, 2011).

Gertrude was born in Kenton, on Feb. 17, 1919, to Sylvia (Derringer) and Henry Krock. She married Robert E. Everett on March 2, 1941, in New Bloomington, and they celebrated 69 years together before his passing on Aug, 17, 2008. A graduate of Agosta High School (New Bloomington), Gertrude worked as a nurse practitioner at the Sawyer Sanitarium in Marion before beginning her life as a farmer’s wife and devoted mother. She was best-known for her love of feeding family and friends her award-winning baked and canned goods at the Marion County Fair, and listening to her beloved Robert sing. She was a faithful member of New Bloomington United Methodist Church and the Women’s Circle until she moved to Fairhaven Retirement Community in 2007, and there she participated in chapel services and bell choir.

Gertrude is survived by daughter, Beverly Chapman (William) Roby of McCutchenville; a grandson, Jason (Karen) Chapman of Bucyrus; and a great-grandson, Cody E. Chapman of Ontario; daughter, Nancy (Tom) Hafer of LaRue and her children, Robert J. Hafer of Columbus and Katelynn R. Hafer of Tiffin; a granddaughter, Heather Everett (Doug) Treadaway of New Bloomington and her children, Dustin, Tyler and Alexis Johnson; and a daughter-in-law, Paula Everett of rural Marion.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two sons, John E. Everett and Kenneth R. Everett; brother, Earl Krock; and sisters, Claribelle Vanderhoof and Mary Perry.

The funeral service for Gertrude will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30, at the New Bloomington United Methodist Church with the Rev. Robin Wells and the Rev. Mary Curtis officiating. Burial will follow in LaRue Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home, LaRue, and before the service at the church.

Memorial gifts may be made to Fairhaven Community, 850 Marseilles Ave., Upper Sandusky, OH 43351, or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Condolences and remembrances may be expressed at stofcheck-ballinger.com

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