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“Patsy and Karen, so sorry to learn of your mother's passing. I have so many fond memories of being at your house growing up. We would travel to many...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Bonnie Winegardner Dobrydnio - CT

“Patsy and Family, I was heartbroken for you when I heard the news.You were the best caregivers I have ever seen. Your Mom was so blessed to have you...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Judy Wright - Covington, OH

“Patsy and Karen - We are so sorry to hear about your loss. I have so many fond memories of your Mother. She was a great cook, teacher, friend,...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Luann Pever - Mt. Blanchard, OH

“Patsy and Karen, I am currently in SC visiting Jill/family. I just wanted to express my deepest sympathy for the loss of your mother. She wash a...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Jo Ann Mizek - Wapakoneta, OH

“we knew her really well been along time since i had seen her but she was a fifth grade teacher to me thoughts and prayers to the family ....Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: amyjnickell-jones - cridersville, OH

“With heartfelt sympathy for your loss. Jim and Jacque ”
6 of 7 | Posted by: Jim and Jacque Wade - Wilmington, NC

“As I was growing up best friend of Karen, Mary's younger daughter, I was often a guest in the Gossard household. Both Mary and Garfield, Karen's...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Janine Douglass - Lima, OH


Mary D. Gossard, 89, died at 12:30 p.m. Jan. 30, 2013, at Otterbein Retirement Community, Cridersville.
She was born Dec. 28, 1923, in Ivel, Ky., to Stonewall J. and Anna Stratton Neeley, who preceded her in death. On April 26, 1945, she married Garfield E. Gossard, who died April 15, 1994.
Mrs. Gossard began her teaching career at Roundhead schools and retired from Upper Scioto Valley schools.
Survivors include two daughters, Patsy McColloch and Karen Quatman; two grandchildren, Vanessa Damshroder and Cameron Quatman; and three great-grandchildren, Georgianna, Elle and Kennedy.
he was preceded in death by a grandson, Scott McColloch; and two brothers, Lawrence and Lewis Neeley.
Services will begin at 1 p.m. Monday at Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Alger. Chaplain Lynn Huffman will officiate. Burial will be in Roundhead Cemetery.
The family will be offering refreshments to friends and family to celebrate her life one hour prior to services Monday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed at hansonneely.com.

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