Elsie M. Gamble

SALEM – Elsie M. Gamble, 95, of Salem, Ohio, died at 3:50 a.m. Wednesday, June 5, 2013.

She was born April 13, 1918, in Damascus, Ohio, the daughter of the late Irvin and Myrtle (Kelly) Hoopes.

Mrs. Gamble had been a homemaker, worked for TRW and retired as a cook at United Local Schools.

She was a 1936 graduate of Goshen High School and a member of the New Garden United Methodist Church. She was also a member of the Hanoverton Garden Club and a 50-year member of Butler Grange.

Her husband, G. Alfred “Fritz” Gamble, whom she married Aug. 27, 1937, preceded her in death May 23, 1987. Two daughters, Joyce Wharton and Marie Haynam, three brothers, Arlan, Ramon and Wilford Hoopes and four sisters, Lela Steer, Vera McDaniel, Gladys Cameron, and Velma Bricker, also preceded her in death.

Survivors include two sons, Jay (Judy) Gamble of Winona and Wayne (Karen) Gamble of Hanoverton; 11 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.

She will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother and friend to all whose lives were enriched by her presence. Our hearts are full of memories of all the happiness, love, faith and guidance she has given so lovingly to all who were in her path to eternal peace. God bless our angel.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 9, 2013, at the New Garden United Methodist Church with the Rev. Bill Church officiating.

Calling hours will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Stark Memorial Funeral Home. Burial will be at the Damascus Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alice Clewell Scholarship Fund at United Local Schools, 8143 state Route 9, Hanoverton, Ohio 44423; or the New Garden Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 7165 state Route 9, Hanoverton, Ohio 44423.

The family wishes to thank her wonderful caregivers who assisted in her comfort.

Her obituary may be viewed and condolences sent online at www.starkmemorial.com.


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