Emily G. (Thomas) Gearhart
Emily G. Gearhart, age 100, formerly of Park Village, Shelby, died Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at the Crestwood Care Center in Shelby.
She was born November 20, 1911 in Maidstone, England moving to this country at the age of two with her parents, Charles Frederick and Henrietta (Whatman) Thomas. She was employed for 14 years at Shelby Novelty and was best known for the many years of love and care she gave to area families as a babysitter and housekeeper.
Emily is survived by a daughter: Norma Jean Lance of Mansfield; 4 grandchildren: Charles (Christina) Roberts of Mansfield, Douglas Roberts of Columbus, Sharon (Brad) Courson of Mansfield, Karen (Bobby) Diaz of Columbus; 8 great grandchildren; 12 great great grandchildren; a niece: Judi Crates of Findlay; 2 nephews: Robert Thomas of Shelby and Lee Bixby of Findlay; a great niece and great nephew: Taylor Thomas-Draper and Trevor Thomas. She was preceded in death by her husband: Gurnis Gearhart in 1977; 3 brothers: Arthur Thomas, Alfred Thomas, and Charles Thomas; a sister: Annie Bixby; a great grandson: Paul Roberts.
There will be no calling hours. Graveside services will be on Friday, September 7, 2012 at 12 Noon at Oakland Cemetery in Shelby with Rev. Thomas Snyder of First United Methodist Church officiating. Memorial expressions may be made to Shelby Home and Public Health, FISH, or Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus. To leave a condolence or share a memory, please visit penwellturner.com