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Gayle E. Kelleher

January 21, 1948 — December 21, 2020

Gayle E. Kelleher

Gayle E. Kelleher, age 72, of Springfield, Ohio passed away Monday morning, December 21, 2020 at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio.

Gayle was born in Bellefontaine, Ohio January 21, 1948, to the late E. Glenn and Opal M. (Mattox) Krugh.  She was also preceded in death by her brother, Harry G. Krugh.

Gayle is survived by her husband, Leo Kelleher whom she married March 29, 1997.  She is also survived by her sisters Janis Krugh and Marcia Krugh, both of DeGraff, Ohio; a sister-in-law, Barbara Krugh of Maplewood, Ohio; three nieces, Susan (Mark) Sadauskas, Melanie (Kenneth) Wolf and Jennifer (Greg) Woolley; six great-nieces and great-nephews, Gabrielle, Grace, and Tristan Woolley, Max Sadauskas, Ava and Hannah Wolf; three stepdaughters, Kelly (Randy) Knotts, Jerri (John) Nelson and Karrie Hosler and fourteen step-grandchildren.

Gayle worked as an executive secretary for many years at Le Roi.  She then went to work as the secretary to the Senior Pastor at Maiden Lane Church in Springfield.  Gayle was an avid genealogy buff and had traced parts of her family back to the 1600’s.

Due to the current pandemic guidelines, the family will have a private graveside service at the Greenwood-Union Cemetery DeGraff, Ohio with Pastor Mark Martin officiating.

The staff of the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home in Jackson Center, Ohio is honored to serve the Kelleher family.


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676 Cretcher St, De Graff, OH 43318

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