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Tuesday, June 17, 2014 8:09 PM

Aug. 21, 1924-June 16, 2014

ELIDA — Gladys E. Cressman, 89, of Elida died at 9:50 p.m. Monday at Vancrest Healthcare Center.

She was born Aug. 21, 1924, in Lima to Ruben and Leah (Good) Brunk, who preceded her in death.

She married Lester Cressman June 10, 1948, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 7, 1991.

Survivors include two sons, Dennis (Denise) Cressman and Don (Rebecca) Cressman, both of Elida; a daughter, Sherrill Cressman of Oklahoma; two sisters, Miriam Heatwole of Elida and Margaret (Warren) Stemen of Elida; a brother, Ken (Twila) Brunk of Virginia; a brother-in-law, Vilas Amstutz; sister-in-law, Dorothy Brunk; four grandchildren, Joseph (Gabrielle) Cressman, Elizabeth (Wesley) Ditto, Bethany (Thomas) Cummans and Kari (Dustin Rausch) Cressman; and three great-grandchildren, Dalton and Linkin Ditto and Joy Cressman.

She was also preceded in death by her sisters, Lillian Amstutz and Gertrude Spurlock; a brother, Lawrence Brunk; and a brother-in-law, Vernon Heatwole.

She was a homemaker and in her earlier years, she taught school at Elida Mennonite School. She was a devoted prayer warrior and spiritual leader of the family.

She was a member of the Immanuel United Methodist Church in Elida, an avid reader and liked to garden.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Immanuel United Methodist Church, the Rev. Bruce Tumblin officiating. Burial will be at Pike Mennonite Church.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Harter and Schier Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service on Friday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to WTLLW TV 44 or to the Immanuel United Methodist Church in Elida.

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