Betty Lou Margraves Gossard, 74, of Lima, died at 11:27 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, at Shawnee Manor Nursing Home. Â She was born Nov. 18, 1939, in Middlesboro, Ky. to William Wood and Mary Marie Janeway Margraves, who preceded her in death. Â She married Glenn Earl Gossard on July 25, 1959, and he preceded her in death on March 22, 1993.
Betty had been a pharmacy tech at Deshers and CVS. She attended Holden Missionary Baptist Church and her family was her life.
Survivors include two sons, Â Joseph D. (Kim Holliday) Gossard and Glenn E. (Angela) Gossard, Jr., both of Lima; three daughters, Â Vickie (Edward) Crowe, Patricia (David) Fox, both of Lima, and Trina (John) Bond, of Harrod; 14 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren; siblings, Â Sue (Bill) Penland, of Lima, Mary Jo (Jr.) Howell, of Wapakoneta, Jane (Donald) Brown, of Cridersville, Mike Margraves, of Lima, Allen (Denise) Margraves, of Wapakoneta and sister-in-law Marcy Margraves, of Cridersville.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Gwen Arlene Inmon, and three brothers, Â Tom Margraves, Bruce Margraves and Gary Margraves.
The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville, and a memorial service will follow at 7 p.m. with Pastor Ellis Puckett officiating.
Memorial contributions may be given to your own local church.
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