Myrtle O. Gay, 91, of Goshen, passed away on Thursday, August 1, 2019 at her residence. She was born in Elkhart on November 20, 1927 to the late Claude and Emma Jane (Parcell) Hartman.
She is survived by her husband, Eugene L. Gay, whom she married on October 18, 1952; sons, Thomas Hoctor, Gregory Gay, and Theodor “Ted” (Terry) Gay; daughter, Sherry (Charles) Stille; nine grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and a sister, Phyllis (Saul) Bryant. She was preceded in death by her siblings, Fern McCarthy, Faye Davis, Marybell Davis, Guy Hartman, Orn Hartman, Gerald Hartman, and Robert Hartman.
In accordance with Myrtle’s wishes, cremation will take place. A visitation will take place from 5-6 p.m. on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at Billings Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 812 Baldwin St, Elkhart. A time for family and friends to share memories will follow at 6:00 p.m. The family kindly asks guests to bring in their own pictures of Myrtle to be displayed during the visitation. The family would like to invite extended family and guests to a celebration of life gathering at Ted and Terry’s house in Goshen, immediately following events at the funeral home. Please call, (574) 361-7781 for an address. Memorial donations may be given to the donor’s choice.
Myrtle was a homemaker for most of her life and worked at JoAnne Fabrics for ten years as a Clerk. She also worked briefly at White Hall Laboratories and was a member of the DAV. Myrtle loved traveling, sewing, and creating craft projects. She loved her family most of all and she will be missed by all who knew her.
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