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Gertrude Joan Faler Clinehens

September 21, 1923 — September 7, 2022

Bellefontaine, Ohio

Gertrude Joan Faler Clinehens

Gertrude Joan Faler Clinehens, 99, formerly of Quincy, passed away Wednesday morning, September 7, 2022, at Campbell Place, Bellefontaine.  Heaven has gained an angel.

Gertrude was born at home in Maplewood, Ohio, on September 21, 1923, to the late Joseph Myron and Ruth (Glick) Davis.  She married Orville Lester Faler on June 3, 1940, and he preceded her in death in 1972.  She was also preceded in death by a son Lyle Faler, Sr., son-in-law Richard Cowan, a great-granddaughter Grace Patricia Faler, a sister Ruby Griewe, and a brother Eugene Davis.

Gertrude is survived by her husband Gerald Clinehens of Sidney, whom she married in November of 1974; daughters: Bonnie Cowan, of Belle Center, and Robin (Tom) Mitchell of Bellefontaine; daughter-in-law Mel Faler of Jackson Center; 10 grandchildren: Renee’ (David) Duff, Leslie (Robert) Bozman, Heather (Jeff) Voorhies, Devry (Andy) Shirk, Matt (Heather) Myers, Brock (Chelsea) Mitchell, Lyle (Holly) Faler, Jr., Greg (Ellen) Faler, Todd (Regina) Brackney, and Tawnee (Steve) Klopfenstein; 25 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great-grandchildren; and a sister Euanna Herndon of Sidney.

A hard-working farmer’s wife, Gertrude worked 26 years as a seamstress at Holloway Sportswear in Jackson Center.  She was a lifelong member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Montra, where she was a Sunday school teacher, member of the Altar Guild, and King’s Daughters.  Gertrude was also a 4-H Leader and member of the Homemaker’s Club.

As the matriarch of the 63 family members, Gertrude believed that success is measured by the number of people who love you – and she was loved by many. 

Pastor David Sanders will officiate Gertrude’s funeral service on Tuesday, September 13, 2022, at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Montra, at 11am.  Friends may call at the church one hour prior to the funeral from 10am-11am.  Burial will be in Glen Cemetery, Port Jefferson.

Gertrude was a strong believer in education and memorial contributions may be given in her memory toward college expenses for her grandchildren or great-grandchildren.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Campbell Place and ProMedica Hospice for the excellent care their mother received.

EICHHOLTZ DARING & SANFORD FUNERAL HOME, Jackson Center is honored to serve the Faler / Clinehens family.

 

EJT

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